Associate 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. In 2013, she was Visiting Professor with the Groupe de recherche identités et cultures (GRIC) at Université du Havre in France. Her monograph, Shakespeare in Québec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation, was published in March 2014 by University of Toronto Press, and she is currently working on a bilingual, open-access database and critical anthology entitled Shakespeare au/in Québec.
* For the 2016-17 academic year, Prof. Drouin is on research leave in Montréal.
Shakespeare in Québec: Nation, Gender, and Adaptation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014. 296 pp.
Reviewed in Le Devoir (2 July 2014), SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 55.2 (Spring 2015), Theatre Research in Canada 36.1 (Spring 2015), ESC: English Studies in Canada 41.2-3 (June/Sept 2015), and British Journal of Canadian Studies 29.1 (2016).
Finalist for the Gabrielle Roy Prize awarded by the Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures (ACQL). (May 2015)
Finalist for the South Atlantic Modern Languages Association (SAMLA) Studies Book Award. (May 2015)
Featured prominently in The Globe and Mail, "The Shakespearean drama of Quebec sovereignty" (20 May 2016).
Interviewed on "The Taylor Report" on CIUT 89.5 FM in Toronto. (25 July 2016)
Articles and Essays
"Shakespeare and Canada." A Companion to Global Shakespeares. Ed. Alexa Huang. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming.
with Fiona Ritchie. "Five Kings: Adapting Welles Adapting Shakespeare in Québec." Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, forthcoming.
"Othello in Québec: André Forcier's Une histoire inventée." Shakespeare on Screen: Othello. Eds. Sarah Hatchuel and Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 140-156.
"'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, 2013. 331-364.
"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.
"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.
Shakespeare au/in Québec (SQ). Bilingual database and critical anthology of previously unpublished plays in TEI-compliant XML. (in progress in collaboration with the Internet Shakespeare Editions at the University of Victoria.)
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:
- Alabama English department
- Student Adaptations of Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama (with Joyce Boro and Elizabeth Pentland)
- Shakespeare @ UA Edifice Project
- UA Capstone Alliance
- Allegheny English department (since redesigned)
- Shakespeare and Performance Research Team (SPRiTE) (since redesigned)
- Shakespeare Moot Court Project
- Senate Equity Subcommittee on Queer People (since redesigned, most content moved here)
Internet Shakespeare Editions: Shakespeare in Performance database. Advisory board member and regional performance editor for Québec.
Shakespeare on Screen in Francophonia. Contributor and editorial board member.
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.
"The Shakespeare's Mine: Adapting Shakespeare in Anglophone Canada, ed. Ric Knowles and A Certain William: Adapting Shakespeare in Francophone Canada, ed. Leanore Lieblein." alt.theatre 8.2 (January 2011): 36-38.