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Assistant Professor Jennifer Drouin teaches Shakespeare and Renaissance drama in the Hudson Strode Program. She completed her PhD in 2005 at McGill University in Montréal where she then held a postdoctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities with the SSHRC-MCRI Making Publics project. Before coming to Alabama in 2009, she taught English and Women's Studies at Allegheny College. Her monograph, Shakespeare in Québec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation, was published in March 2014 by the University of Toronto Press, and she is currently working on an online critical anthology entitled Shakespeare au/in Québec.


Shakespeare in Québec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.


Articles and Essays

"Othello in Québec: Adapting Race and Gender in André Forcier's Une histoire inventée." Shakespeare on Screen: Othello. Eds. Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin. Rouen: Publications des universités de Rouen et du Havre, forthcoming.

"'Get a Look at Your Wife’s Beautiful Cones': Lady Macbeth’s Stone Butch Blues and Rural Second-Wave Feminism in Scotland, PA." Shakespeare on Screen: Macbeth.  Eds. Sarah Hatchuel, Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin, and Victoria Bladen. Rouen: Publications des universités de Rouen et du Havre, forthcoming.

"Diana's Band: Safe Spaces, Publics, and Early Modern Lesbianism." Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze. Eds. Stephen Guy-Bray, Vin Nardizzi, and Will Stockton. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009. 85-110.

Bourassa, André G. "Personnage: History, Philology, Performance." Trans. Jennifer Drouin. Shakespeare and Character: Theory, History, Performance and Theatrical Persons. Eds. Paul Yachnin and Jessica Slights. New York: Palgrave, 2009. 83-97.

"Nationalizing the Bard: Québécois Adaptations of Shakespeare since the Quiet Revolution." Native Shakespeares: Indigenous Appropriations on a Global Stage. Eds. Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008. 105-122.

"Cross-Dressing, Drag, and Passing: Slippages in Shakespearean Comedy." Shakespeare Re-Dressed: Cross-Gender Casting in Contemporary Performance. Ed. James C. Bulman. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2008. 23-56.

"Nationalizing Shakespeare in Québec: Theorizing Post-/Neo-/Colonial Adaptation." Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 3.1 (Spring 2007): 23 pp. 

"Macbeth (1978)." Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project. Ed. Daniel Fischlin. 2007. 6 pp.

"Daughters of the Carnivalized Nation in Jean-Pierre Ronfard's Shakespearean Adaptations Lear and Vie et mort du Roi Boiteux." Theatre Research in Canada / Recherches théâtrales au Canada 27.1 (Spring 2006): 10-39. Winner of the Canadian Association for Theatre Research's Richard Plant Award for best essay published in 2007.

"Hamlet-le-Malécite (2004)." Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project. Ed. Daniel Fischlin. 2005. 10 pp.

Digital Humanities

Shakespeare au/in Québec (SQ). Bilingual database and critical anthology of previously unpublished plays in TEI-compliant XML. (in progress)

Webmaster of Making Publics: Media, Markets, and Association in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Major Collaborative Research Initiatives (SSHRC-MCRI) program. (2005-2008, since redesigned, partial archive here)

Other webmaster work and/or site design includes the Alabama English department (co-design), Student Adaptations of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama (in progress with Joyce Boro and Elizabeth Pentland), Shakespeare @ UA Edifice Project (in progress), UA Capstone Alliance, the Allegheny English department (since redesigned), the Shakespeare and Performance Research Team (since redesigned), the Shakespeare Moot Court Project , and the Senate Equity Subcommittee on Queer People (since redesigned, most content moved here).