Shakespeare Association of America


Rebecca Fall, “The Nonsensical Renaissance: On Not Making Sense in Seventeenth-Century England” (Northwestern University, 2016)

Honorable Mention:
John Kuhn, “Making Pagans: Theatrical Practice and Comparative Religion in Early Modern England” (Columbia University, 2016)


Carla Della Gatta, “Shakespeare and Latinidad: The Staging of Intracultural Theatre”
(Northwestern University, 2015)

Honorable Mention:
Emily Shortslef, “Weeping, Wailing, Sighing, Railing: Shakespeare and the Drama of Complaint”
(Columbia University, 2015)


Debapriya Sarkar, “Possible Knowledge: Forms of Literary and Scientific Thought in Early Modern England”
(Hendrix College, 2014)


Claire M. L. Bourne, “‘A Play and No Play’: Printing the Performance in Early Modern England”
(University of Pennsylvania, 2013)

Honorable Mentions:
Jennifer Linhart Wood, “Sounding Otherness in Early Modern Theater and Travel Writing”
(The George Washington University, 2013)
Stephen Spiess, “Shakespeare’s Whore: Language, Prostitution, and Knowledge in Early Modern England”
(University of Michigan, 2013)


Matthew J. Smith, “Stage, Cathedral, Wagon, Street: The Grounds of Belief in Shakespeare and Renaissance Performance” (University of Southern California, 2012)

Honorable Mentions:
Eleanor Decamp, “Performing Barbers, Surgeons and Barber-Surgeons in Early Modern English Literature”
(University of Oxford, 2012)
Scott Trudell, “Literary Song: Poetry, Drama and Acoustic Performance in Early Modern England”
(Rutgers University, 2012)


Katherine Steele Brokaw, “Tudor Musical Theater: Staging Religious Difference from Wisdom to The Winter’s Tale”
(University of Michigan, 2011)

Honorable Mentions:
Tara Lyons, “English Printed Drama in Collection Before Jonson and Shakespeare”
(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2011)
Suparna Roychoudhury, “Shakespearean Phantasms: Theories of Imagination in English Renaissance Culture”
(Harvard University, 2011)


Virginia Strain, “Perfecting the Law: Legal Reform and Literary Forms in the 1590s and 1600s”
(University of Toronto, 2010)

Honorable Mentions:
Brian Chalk, “‘Raptures of Futurity’: Monumentality and the Pursuit of Posterity in Early Modern Drama”
(Manhattan College, 2010)
Andrew D. McCarthy, “Mourning Men in Early English Drama”
(University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, 2010)


Adam G. Hooks, “Vendible Shakespeare”
(Columbia University, 2009)


Gavin Paul, “The Imprints of Performance: Editorial Mediations of Shakespeare’s Drama”
(University of British Columbia, 2008)

Honorable Mention:
Rob Carson, “Digesting the Third: The Reconfiguring Binaries in Shakespeare and Early Modern Thought”
(University of Toronto, 2008)


Christopher Crosbie, “Philosophies of Retribution: Kyd, Shakespeare, Webster, and the Revenge Tragedy Genre”
(Rutgers University, 2007)