Katherine Schaap Williams

Katherine Schaap Williams, Assistant Professor of Literature, NYUAD

Assistant Professor of Literature Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: ksw7@nyu.edu
Education: BA, Arizona State University; MA, PhD, Rutgers University

Research Areas: 16th and 17th century English literature


Katherine Schaap Williams reads, writes about, and teaches 16th adn 17th century English literature. Her research focuses especially on early modern drama, and on disability studies, performance theory, and Global Shakespeare.

Her work on deformity and cure, dramatic form, and early modern disability studies has appeared or is forthcoming in ELHEnglish Studies, and Disability Studies Quarterly, and in the edited collection, Health, Disability, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body(Routledge, 2014). She is currently at work on two projects: a book entitled Unfixable Forms: Staging Disability in Early Modern England, and an edition of Chapman, Jonson, and Marston's play Eastward Ho for the new Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama(forthcoming from Routledge in 2019).

At NYUAD, she teaches Global Shakespeare, Problems and Methods of Literary Studies, and the Core courses "Disability" and "Replays." During the academic year 2016-17, she is a Washington Square Fellow in the English department at NYU, teaching courses that survey British literature and focus on Renaissance drama in relation to theatrical collaboration, performance, and early modern concepts of the body.

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