Emily Weissbourd

Assistant Professor of English Department
(610) 758-3313
219 Drown Hall
University of Pennsylvania, 2011

Emily Weissbourd specializes in early modern English and Spanish literatures, with research and teaching interests in early modern representations of race, religion and gender; Tudor and Stuart drama and the Spanish comedia; transnational studies and translation; and Shakespearean afterlives in popular culture.  She is the co-editor, with Barbara Fuchs, of the collection of essays Representing Imperial Rivalry in the Early Modern Mediterranean  (University of Toronto Press, 2015), and she has published articles in Comparative Drama, Huntington Library, Hunting Library Quarterly and Modern Philology.  She teaches courses on a range of topics, including representations of Shakespeare in present-day teen culture, gender and race in renaissance literature, and metaphors of “blood” and kinship from Spain’s pure blood statutes to Harry Potter. After receiving her Ph.D. from the program in comparative literature and literary theory at the University of Pennsylvania, she taught at U Penn and Bryn Mawr college before coming to Lehigh.