Emily Isaacson

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Associate Professor of English, Chair

Director of the Honors Program

English Department


PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia

MA, University of Missouri-Columbia

BA, Augustana College


Dr. Isaacson, the 2017 winner of the Ream-Paradiso Distinguished Teaching Award, teaches British Literature, Shakespeare, and literary theory, in addition to courses in the Honors Program. Currently, she serves at the president of the Midwestern Modern Language Association (MMLA) and the editor of the Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference (OVSC). A regular presenter at meetings of the MMLA, the OVSC, and the Shakespeare Association of America, she has also published articles in the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, the Ben Jonson Journal, and the College English Association's online pedagogy journal, Forum.

Courses Taught

WRI 101: College Writing II
LIT 221: British Literature to 1798
LIT 291: Introduction to Literary Theory
LIT 307: Literature by Women
LIT 330: Studies in the Novel
LIT 346: Shakespeare
LIT 350: Studies in British Literature
LIT 360: Studies in World Literature


Shakespeare, British literature, women's literature, drama, honors education

Research Interests

Early modern non-Shakespearean drama, pedagogy in the literature classroom, women's literature of the 16th and 17th centuries 


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