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Ann Pleiss Morris
Meet Ann Pleiss Morris
- Ph.D. in English, University of Iowa (2011)
- M. Litt in Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature in Performance, Mary Baldwin College (2005)
- B.A. in English & Speech-Drama, Mount Mercy University (2002)
I teach courses in British literature, theatre history, Shakespeare, contemporary drama, gender, sexuality and literature, and composition. I love to explore the intersections of literature, theatre performance, history, and issues of social justice. I earned my masters degree from Mary Baldwin University where I worked with the American Shakespeare Center, and received my PhD from the University of Iowa. I am currently writing a monograph for Vernon Press that re-evaluates the place of women in Early British Drama. As the COVID-19 virus has made trips to research libraries more difficult, I have started exploring performance, especially Zoom performance, as a research methodology. I am currently staging the plays I am researching for companies across the country, collaborating with my current and former students to bring attention to women’s contributions to theater in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Three words that best describe your teaching style. Engaged, Collaborative, and Active
What are you currently reading or watching for fun? BBC’s Staged and Marvel’s WandaVision.
What tech tool could you not live without? My iPad and stylus. I has been a game changer for grading.
Recent News Updates
“Shakespeare’s Sisters: Women Writers Before Austen” will be presented from 10:10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Bovay’s Study Bar & Mercantile. All are […]
Ann Pleiss Morris, assistant professor of English at Ripon College, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar from a […]