Dr. Dee Anna Phares teaches a wide array of courses in English literature, writing, gender and women's studies, and interdisciplinary studies--including classes focused on monstrosity, the body, and fractured fairy tales. She is also the co-advisor to the Sigma Gamma chapter of Sigma Tau Delta--the International English Honor Society.
Dr. Phares' interests are broad, but her primary expertise is in Early Modern drama, specifically Shakespeare. Her work focuses both on text and performance. She served as a dramaturg for the prestigious Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon and has worked as a textual editor on a number of scholarly editions of Renaissance plays, including an edition of the Complete Works of Shakespeare--prepared in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
“‘The stage is down, and Philomela’s choir is hushed from pricksong’: Revising and (Re)membering in Middleton’s The Ghost of Lucrece.’” Sexuality and Memory in Early Modern England: Literature and the Erotics of Recollection. Ed. John Garrison and Kyle Pivetti. New York: Routledge, 2015 (Forthcoming).
“Desi ‘Was a Ho’: Ocular (Re)proof and the Story of O.” The Upstart Crow: A Shakespeare Journal. Special Issue: “Shakespeare’s Female Icons.” 31 (2012): 34-53.
Associate Editor. The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Ed. Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen. New York: Modern Library Series, Random House, 2007.
Textual Editor. Othello. The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Modern Library Series, Random House, 2010.
Textual Editor. Macbeth. The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works of William Shakespeare. New York: Modern Library Series, Random House, 2009.