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About Katherine Rowe

Katherine Rowe (Ph.D., Harvard) teaches and writes about literature and media change. Trained as a scholar of Renaissance drama, she turned her attention to questions of media history and adaptation. Her courses explore the history of reading, writing and performance, from the Renaissance to the digital age. A recipient of grants from the NEH, the Mellon Foundation, and the PA Department of Education that support her work in media history, Prof. Rowe is a member of the editorial board of Shakespeare Quarterly and Associate Editor (responsible for the online edition) of The Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia. Rowe currently serves on the Association of Departments of English Executive Committee and has contributed to several MLA initiatives including the MLA Ad Hoc Committee on the Structure of the Annual Convention. She has longstanding interests in faculty development, undergraduate research, and curricular innovation.


Present Professor of English, Bryn Mawr College

Research Interests

Shakespeare, Renaissance drama and culture, Media history, Adaptation, and Citizenship in a networked world


  • ENGLB 256 Milton and Dissent
  • ENGLB 225: Introduction to Shakespeare
  • ENGLB 324 Global Shakespeares
  • Bookmarks: Writing, Reading and Media Change

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