Misha Teramura

Assistant Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 712, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8


Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • Manuscript studies.



"The Cacographic Renaissance: Reading and Not Reading in Early Modern English Manuscript Culture," Huntington Library Quarterly (forthcoming).

"The Fortunes of Fletcher's ‘Against Astrologers'," Modern Philology 118 (2020): 130-57.

"The ‘Lost' Scenes from The Merry Wives of Windsor: Robertson Davies's Shakespearean Hoax," University of Toronto Quarterly 89 (2020): 163-87.

"William Percy's Logical Song," Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 32 (2019): 163-202.

"Prophecy and Emendation: Merlin, Chaucer, Lear's Fool," postmedieval 10 (2019): 50-67.

"Black Comedy: Shakespeare, Terence, and Titus Andronicus," ELH 85 (2018): 877-908. 

"Against Friendship: An Essay by the ‘Wizard' Earl of Northumberland," English Literary Renaissance 47 (2017): 380-411. 

"Richard Topcliffe's Informant: New Light on The Isle of Dogs," Review of English Studies 68 (2017): 44-59.

"The Admiral's Vayvode of 1598," Early Theatre 18.1 (2015): 79-99. 

"The Anxiety of Auctoritas: Chaucer and The Two Noble Kinsmen," Shakespeare Quarterly 63 (2012): 544-76.

Book Contributions

"Francis Beaumont" and "John Pits," in The Chaucer Encyclopedia, gen. ed. Richard Newhauser (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming).

"Lost/Found," in Shakespeare/Text: Contemporary Readings in Textual Studies, Editing and Performance, Arden Critical Intersections, ed. Claire M. L. Bourne (London: Bloomsbury, 2021), 360-82.

"Shakespeare's Ruined Quires," in Loss and the Literary Culture of Shakespeare's Time, ed. Roslyn L. Knutson, David McInnis, and Matthew Steggle (Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), 23-40.

"Documents" (rev. ed.), The Norton Shakespeare, 3rd ed., gen. ed. Stephen Greenblatt (New York: Norton, 2015). Print (10 pp.) and online (73 pp.).

"Brute Parts: From Troy to Britain at the Rose, 1595-1600," Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England, ed. David McInnis and Matthew Steggle (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), 127-47.

Shorter Articles

"The ‘Indecipherable' Line of the Love's Labour's Won Bookseller's List," Notes & Queries 66 (2019): 441-44. 

"The Terence Editions of Thomas Marshe," Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 113 (2019): 69-82. 

"Spenser's Chrysogone and Euripides' Medea," Notes & Queries 64 (2017): 254-55. 

"Chaucer Folios in Colonial America: A Correction," The Chaucer Review 51 (2016): 503-14. 

"Tamburlaine in Ludlow, Again: Onomastic Evidence Reconsidered," Notes & Queries 63 (2016): 464-66. 


Hons. BA, University of Toronto
AM, Harvard University
PhD, Harvard University