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Totaro, Rebecca (PhD)

Associate Dean/Professor
College of Arts & Sciences
Office: RH 0211
Phone: 239-590-7180

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PhD - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MA - Yale University
BA - Whittier College


Literature and culture of early modern England
Editor of Cultural Inquiries in English Literature, 1400-1700


Dr. Totaro is author/editor of five books on the premodern experience of plague and other complex disasters, including most recently, Meteorology and Physiology in Early Modern Culture: Earthquakes, Human Identity, and Textual Representation (Routledge, 2018).

Meteorology & Physiology Representing the Plague The Plague Epic in Early Modern England

The Plague in Print Suffering in Paradise

Grants & Awards

Monroe Kirk Spears Award from SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 for "Securing Sleep in Hamlet”. 
Fellow and invited speaker at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.
Invited speaker at Shakespeare’s Globe in London