Jennifer A. Low, professor emerita, has published articles in Comparative Drama, Poetics Today, The Centennial Review, and Philological Quarterly. Her first book, Manhood and the Duel: Masculinity in Early Modern Drama and Culture, was published in 2003. Its subject was the significance of the duel in the drama and in pamphlets written in Shakespeare's time. That book was followed by an edited collection of essays entitled Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama, 1558-1603, coedited with Nova Myhill, professor of English at New College, Florida (Palgrave, 2011). Imagining the Audience initiated her interest in theater audiences, which was further developed in Professor Low's most recent book, Dramatic Spaces: Scenography and Spectatorial Perceptions, which was published by Routledge Press in 2015.
Professor Low earned her B. A. from Oberlin College and her M. A. and Ph. D. from the University of Virginia. Her current research interests include scenography of the past and present; she has taught many classes in Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and modern drama. Current projects include a series of articles on the use of Shakespearean text in artists' books and a collaborative book project with Marcella Munson, professor of French in the Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature department, on representations of Baron Haussmann's Paris in the theaters of late nineteenth-century Paris. Low has recently presented work at the Société Française Shakespeare Conference, the Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association, the Modern Language Association Conference, and the World Shakespeare Congress.