Department of English

University of Toronto

Alysia Kolentsis

  • Awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University
  • Appointed to a tenure-track position at St Jerome's College at the University of Waterloo. (Jan 12'12)


“Grammar Rules in the Sonnets: Sidney and Shakespeare.” The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare’s Poetry. Ed. Jonathan Post. Oxford University Press, forthcoming (2012).

Assistant Editor, The Shakespeare Encyclopedia: Life, Works, World, and Legacy. 5 vols. General editor Patricia Parker. Westport: Greenwood, 2010.

“‘Mark you/His absolute shall?’: Multitudinous Tongues and Contested Words in Coriolanus.” Shakespeare Survey 62 (2009): 141-50.

“Telling the Grace That She Felt: Linguistic Strategies in The Book of Margery Kempe.” Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies 20, 3 (2008): 225-243.

Doctoral thesis: “Shakespeare’s Telling Words: Grammar, Linguistic Encounters, and the Risks of Speech.”

Postdoctoral project: “Prologues and Uneasy Futures: The Language of Time in Shakespeare's Late Plays.”

Research and Teaching Interests

Shakespeare; Renaissance drama and poetry; early modern English; the intersection of literature and linguistics; language and gender; pragmatics; grammar.


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