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Rebecca Totaro

Rebecca TotaroProfessor of English and English Program Coordinator
Phone: (239) 590-7180
E-Mail: rtotaro@fgcu.edu
Office: RH - 211

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2000
M.A. Yale University 1993
B.A. Whittier College, Magna Cum Laude, 1991

Rebecca Totaro specializes in the literature and culture of early modern England, with an emphasis on writing produced in response to regular visitations of the bubonic plague and other environmental and physiological disturbances. Recipient of the 2010 Monroe Kirk Spears Award from SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 for "Securing Sleep in Hamlet," Totaro is General Editor of Medieval &Renaissance Literary Studies, a book series with Duquesne University Press. Serving on the editorial advisory boards for English Language Notes and Early Modern Studies Journal, Totaro is author and editor of several books; among her recent articles are a study of meteorology, physiology, and the act of cursing in Shakespeare's first tetralogy (in Rhetorics of Bodily Disease and Health in Medieval and Early Modern England [2010]) and "Britomart's Meteorological Wound," forthcoming from Archiv für das Studium der Neueren Sprachen und Literaturen.

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Additional information: http://itech.fgcu.edu/faculty/rtotaro/

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