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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.


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Three words that best describe your teaching style. Engaged, Collaborative, and Active

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What are you currently reading or watching for fun? BBC’s Staged and Marvel’s WandaVision.

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What tech tool could you not live without? My iPad and stylus. I has been a game changer for grading.



Recent News Updates

Shakespeare comedy ‘Twelfth Night’ to run June 1-3 at Ripon College

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Historical female authors to be spotlighted in reader’s theatre March 8

“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 […]

Pleiss Morris Receives National Recognition

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 […]