English Department
Patricia Wareh, associate professor of English

Patricia Wareh

Job Title
Professor of English
Karp Hall 201

Research interests

Shakespeare and Spenser; Renaissance poetry and drama; Shakespeare in performance; Shakespeare in popular culture.


“Literary Mirrors of Aristocratic Performance: Readers and Audiences of The Faerie Queene and The Winter’s Tale.Renaissance Drama 43.1 (Spring 2015): 85-114.

“Honorable Action Upstaged by Theatrical Wordplay in The Faerie Queene 2.4 and Much Ado About Nothing.” Forthcoming in Modern Philology.

“Reading Women: Chastity and Fictionality in Cymbeline.” Forthcoming in Renaissance Papers.

“‘Base Respects of Thrift’: Hamlet and Slings & Arrows.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 17.2 (2015): 264-88.

“Competitions in Courtesy and Nobility: Nennio and the Reader’s Judgment in Book VI of The Faerie Queene.” Spenser Studies XXVII (2012): 163-91.

“Humble Presents: Gift-Giving in Spenser’s Dedicatory Sonnets.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 38.2 (Fall 2005): 119-132.

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Academic credentials

B.A., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley