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Dr. Nicholas R. Helms is a 2015 graduate of the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, where he wrote his dissertation on Shakespearean character and cognitive theory. Nic worked for several years as assistant to the Strode director, Prof. Sharon O'Dair, and he acts as artistic director of the Improbable Fictions staged reading series

““Upon Such Sacrifices”: An Ethic of Spectator Risk.”  Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. 27.1. 2012. 91-107.
“Conceiving Ambiguity: Dynamic Mindreading in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.”  Philosophy and Literature.  36.1. 2012. 122-35.
“Where She Comes From”: Mindreading in Levring’s The King Is Alive.”  symplokÄ“ 19.1-2.  2011. 289-304.

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