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Megan Heffernan

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  • Associate Professor and Director of the BA/MALP Program
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  • English
  • Faculty
  • 773-325-8113
  • Arts and Letters Hall, 312-18

My work focuses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, with special interests in the material and cultural histories of the book; poetry and poetics; Shakespeare; and early modern theories of aesthetic style, value, and periodization. I am the author of Making the Miscellany: Poetry, Print, and the History of the Book in Early Modern England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021), as well as essays in Shakespeare Quarterly, Modern Language QuarterlyHuntington Library Quarterly, and multiple edited collections. My next book project, tentatively entitled Resilient Books: Archival Science in an Age of Precarity, is on the long history of book conservation and care. My research has been supported by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Oxford's Bodleian Library, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, and the Newberry Library. I am editing Shakespeare's Poems for Cambridge Shakespeare Editions and currently serve as Reviews Editor for Modern Language Quarterly