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

English Department, Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford 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 (forthcoming with Oxford University Press); Shakespeare's Theater: A Sourcebook (Blackwell, 2003), Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England (Oxford, 2005), and Shakespearean Sensations: Experiencing Literature in Early Modern England, co-edited with Katharine Craik (Cambridge, 2013). With Tania Demetriou, she has co-edited two collections of essays: Milton, Drama, and Greek Texts, a special issue of The Seventeenth Century Journal 31:2 (2016), and Homer and Greek Tragedy in Early Modern England’s Theatres, a special issue of Classical Receptions Journal 9:1 (2017). She is currently editing Ben Jonson's The Alchemist for Arden Early Modern Drama, and with Marcus Nevitt is co-editing Reader in Tragedy: An Anthology of Classical Criticism to Contemporary Theory for Bloomsbury. Research and teaching interests include Shakespeare, early modern drama, Greek drama, classical reception, genre theory, theater in performance, history of medicine, science, bodies, emotions, 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, Marston, and others. Recent articles include “Homer and Greek Tragedy in Early Modern England’s Theatres: An Introduction,” co-written with Tania Demetriou, in Homer and Greek Tragedy in Early Modern England’s Theatres, 9:1 (2017), 1-35; "Tragicomedy" in the Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature (2015); "Hecuba" in A Dictionary of Shakespeare's Classical Mythology, ed. Yves Peyré (2015); "Greek Plays and English Dramatic Genres," in Formal Matters: Reading the Materials of English Renaissance Literature, ed. Allison Deutermann and Andras Kisery (Manchester, 2013), 99-123; and "What's Hecuba to Shakespeare?," Renaissance Quarterly 65:4 (2012), 1060-1093. For more publications, see here.

With Christopher Plummer, in Shakespeare Uncovered

Teaching:

Fall 2017

Shakespeare

Necromancy and Theater in Early Modern England (GC)

Spring 2017

Shakespeare (MA)

 

 

 

Recent Classes

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