Jennifer Feather

Contact Information

Office: MHRA 3110
At UNCG Since: 2008


Ph.D. Brown University-2006
M.A. Brown University-2002
B.A. Columbia University-1998

Research Interests

Dr. Feather’s research looks at depictions of violence and their relationship to constructions of identity primarily in what one colleague called “the long sixteenth century”. Specifically, she is interested in how violence impacts shifting notions of embodiment and aristocratic male identity. Her scholarly and pedagogical interests include theories of violence and trauma, theories of embodiment, gender, and sexuality, fifteenth- and sixteenth-century British historical writing, interdisciplinary and historical approaches to literature, and early modern anatomies.

Selected Publications

  • Writing Combat and the Self in Early Modern English LiteratureThe Pen and the Sword (Palgrave 2011).
  • “O blood, blood, blood”: Violence and Identity in Othello.” Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, forthcoming.

Awards and Honors

  • New Faculty Grant, UNCG, 2009.
  • Undergraduate Student Government Teaching Excellence Award for Inspiring Students, Case Western Reserve University, 2008.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University, 2006-2008.
  • Graduate Student Fellowship, Brown University, 2005-2006.
  • Mellon Workshop Grant, Brown University, 2005-2006.
  • Florence Harnish Dissertation Fellowship, Brown University, 2005.
  • Program in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Travel Grant, Brown University, 2005.
  • Grant-in-Aid, Folger Shakespeare Library, 2004.
  • Jean Starr Untermeyer Dissertation Fellowship, Brown University, 2004.
  • English Departmental Fellowship, Brown University, 1999-2000.     


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