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Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities Bibliography for 2020/2021: Wolfe Fellow: Tanya Pollard


Each year the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities awards a number of full-year and/or half-year fellowships to full-time members of the Brooklyn College faculty to support their scholarly research and writing in the humanities. This year Tanya Pollard is the recipient of the full-year fellowship. 

Tanya Pollard is Professor of English at Brooklyn College and the author of Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages (2017), which won the Roland H. Bainton Book Prize in early modern literature, and Drugs and Theater in Early Modern England (2005). With Marcus Nevitt she has co-edited Reader in Tragedy (2019); with Tania Demetriou she has co-edited Homer and Greek Tragedy in Early Modern England’s Theatres (2017) and Milton, Drama, and Greek Texts (2016); with Katharine Craik she has co-edited Shakespearean Sensations: Experiencing Literature in Early Modern England (2013); and she has edited Shakespeare’s Theater: A Sourcebook (2003). A former Rhodes Scholar, she has received awards from the NEH, Whiting, and Mellon foundations, and the Warburg Institute; she is also a member of the Council of Scholars at Theater for a New Audience, and works with actors and directors at the Public Theater and the Red Bull Theater. She is currently editing Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist for Arden Early Modern Drama, and writing about early modern actors.