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Hilary J Gross (she/hers)

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Contact Information

EB 240

Office Hours

Fall 2023, Monday 2-4pm
PhD Candidate-Literary Studies

Research Interests

Early Modern and Restoration Theater; Theater Historiography; Women's and Gender Studies; Transgender and Queer Studies; Adaptation Studies; Reception History; Performance Theory; Affect Theory


M.A. English Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.A. English Literature, Wellesley College

Awards and Honors

  • Ruth Schurman Brookens Teaching Award
  • English Department Undergraduate Teaching Award

Courses Taught

Instructor of Record:

  • Informatics 303: Writing Across Media-Materiality, Performance, & Interactivity
  • English 218: Intro to Shakespeare-Performance
  • English 204: Renaissance Lit & Culture-Rebirth, Transformation, & Legacy
  • English 109: Intro to Fiction-Literary Metamorphoses: Adapting Premodern Europe
  • English 218: Intro to Shakespeare-History & Culture
  • English 120: Intro to Science Fiction-Speculative Fiction & Literary Efficacy
  • Rhetoric 105: Research and Writing (Composition)


  • English 428: Restoration Drama

Teaching Assistant:

  • English 209: British Literature Survey-Beginnings to 1800

Additional Campus Affiliations

EGSA Library Committee

Early Modern Workshop

IPRH Theatre Table Reading Group

Graduate Employees' Organization IFT/AFT Local 6300


Shakespearean Dramaturgy; Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Director: Matthew Arbour, Illinois Theater

Recent Publications

  • “Shakespeare in Snippets: Ballads, Plays, and Performances of Remediation.” Collaboration with Lori Humphrey Newcomb, et al. Ballads and Performance: The Multi-Modal Theatricality of the Early Modern Stage, edited by Patricia Fumerton, EMC Imprint.
  • “Confessions of Richard Plantagenet: The Gift Theatre’s Richard III,” & “Improv[ed] Shakespeare: The iO Theatre’s ISC.” Reviews. Shakespeare 400 Chicago: Reflections on a City’s Celebration of Shakespeare.