Andrea Stevens

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Contact Information

317-C English Building

Office Hours

For Fall 2019: drop-in open office hours Tuesdays 2:30-4:30; appointments in advance, however, are encouraged. For all issues related to the office of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, by appointment M-F
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies


Specializing in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Andrea Stevens also has affiliations in Theatre and Medieval Studies. Her edition of William Heminge's 1639 tragedy The Fatal Contract is forthcoming in the Routledge Anthology of Renaissance Drama (2020) and she's working on two separate book projects: Racial Masquerade at the Caroline Court and Shakespeare, Gender, and the Performance of the Commonplace. To hear her discuss research related to her book on racial masquerade, click here

Research Interests

Shakespeare; early modern drama, literature, and culture; theater history, 1400-1800


  • Ph.D., English literature, University of Virginia
  • M.A., English literature, Dalhousie University
  • B.A. Honours, Huron University College

Awards and Honors

The Campus Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2015)
The LAS Lynn M. Martin Award for Distinguished Women Teachers (2015)

Courses Taught

ENGL 519 Shakespeare & Shakespeare Criticism (Fall 2019)
FAA 110 Exploring Arts & Creativity (Fall 2019)
ENGL 199 Campus Honors Seminar in Shakespeare (Spring 2020)
ENGL 117 Shakespeare on Film (Spring 2020)

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Theatre
Associate Professor, Program in Medieval Studies

Highlighted Publications

Stevens, A. (2013). Inventions of the Skin: The Painted Body in Early English Drama, 1400-1642. Edinburgh University Press.

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Recent Publications

Stevens, A. (2017). "Yet I have a braver way than these": A Performance History of Edward II. In K. Melnikoff (Ed.), Edward II: A Critical Reader (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides). Bloomsbury Publishing.

Stevens, A. (Author). (2015). The Spotting of Lady Conscience in the Three Ladies of London. Web publication/site, Retrieved from

Stevens, A. (2014). Shakespeare Without Resources: Staging Shakespeare in the Midwest. In A. J. Hartley (Ed.), Shakespeare on the University Stage (pp. 110-125). Cambridge University Press.

Stevens, A. (2013). Inventions of the Skin: The Painted Body in Early English Drama, 1400-1642. Edinburgh University Press.

Stevens, A. (2013). Cosmetic Transformations. In F. Karim-Cooper, & T. Stern (Eds.), Shakespeare's Theatres and the Effects of Performance (pp. 94-117). (The Arden Shakespeare library). London: Arden Shakespeare.

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