Tanya Pollard
Professor, Brooklyn College and
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Tpollard@brooklyn.cuny.edu

English Dept, Brooklyn College
2900Bedford Ave Brooklyn NY 11210

English Dept, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Ave, New York NY 10016

Tanya Pollard teaches and writes on Shakespeare and early modern drama. Her books include Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages (Oxford, 2017); Shakespeare's Theater: A Sourcebook (Blackwell, 2003), Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2005), and three co-edited collections: Shakespearean Sensations: Experiencing Literature in Early Modern England, co-edited with Katharine Craik (Cambridge, 2013); Milton, Drama, and Greek Texts, co-edited with Tania Demetriou (special issue of The Seventeenth Century Journal 31:2, 2016), and Homer and Greek Tragedy in Early Modern England’s Theatres, co-edited with Tania Demetriou (special issue of Classical Receptions Journal 9:1, 2017). She is currently completing Reader in Tragedy: An Anthology of Classical Criticism to Contemporary Theory, co-edited with Marcus Nevitt for Bloomsbury, and is editing Ben Jonson's The Alchemist for Arden Early Modern Drama. Research and teaching interests include performance, Shakespeare, early modern drama, Greek drama, classical reception, genre theory, history of medicine, science, bodies, emotions, sexuality, and gender.

Professor Pollard serves on the Council of Scholars for Theatre for a New Audience, and has appeared in conversation with Ethan Hawke in Shakespeare Uncovered: Macbeth (PBS, 2013) and Christopher Plummer in Shakespeare Uncovered: King Lear (PBS, 2015). In conversation with actors, directors, and other scholars, she has spoken to New York City theater audiences on early modern plays by Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Marston; recent panel discussions include "Eyeless Rage: Anger in King Lear" at the Public Theater with James Earl Jones, Sam Waterston, F. Murray Abraham, and Michael Sexton; and Shakespeare vs. Mozart at the New York Public Library with Adam Gopnik, Michael Sexton, Michael Beckerman, Brad Balliett, and Doug Balliett. For more information on public appearances, see https://www.broadwayworld.com/people/bio/Tanya-Pollard/ For more information on publications, see https://brooklyn-cuny.academia.edu/TanyaPollard and here.

Teaching:

Fall 2018: Shakespeare's Women

With Christopher Plummer, in Shakespeare Uncovered

With Michael Sexton, James Earl Jones, Sam Waterston, and F. Murray Abraham in "Eyeless Rage: Anger in King Lear" at the Public Theater

Recent Classes

Spring 2018

Early Modern Drama Exclusive of Shakespeare (MA)

Fall 2017

Shakespeare

Necromancy and Theater in Early Modern England (GC)

Spring 2017

Shakespeare (MA)

Fall 2016

History of English Language, undergraduate

History of English Language, MA

Scandalous Hybrids (Graduate Center)

Spring 2016

Shakespeare 2

Writing the Research Paper

Early Modern Drama (MA)

 

 

 

 

Fall 2015

Overview of Literary Traditions I

Shakespeare I

Early Modern Tragic Women (Graduate Center)

Fall 2014

English 2120: Overview of Literary Traditions I

History of the English Language

Science, Sympathy, and the Stage in Early Modern England (Graduate Center)

Fall 2013

Shakespearean Comedy

History of the English Language

Early Modern Comedy and Classical Models (Graduate Center)

Spring 2013

Early Modern Comedy and Classical Models (MA course)

 

Spring 2012

English 2120: Literary Tradition I

Shakespeare 2:

Tragicomic Shakespeare

Fall 2012

Shakespeare 1

History of the English Language (MA)

Renaissance Responses to Classical Genre Theory (CUNY Graduate Center)

Fall 2011

History of the English language

Early Modern Drama (MA)

Bodies, Passions, and Humors in Early Modern England (Graduate Center)

Fall 2010

Shakespeare I, English 2120

Middleton, Shakespeare, and Jonson (Graduate Center)

Other previous classes

Isabella