Jessica Landis

Assistant Professor of Composition and First Year Inquiry


B.A. in English (drama concentration), University of Delaware, 2001
M.A. in English Literature, Boston College, 2003
Ph.D. in English Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2013

Phone: (603) 899-1166

Courses Taught
  • Composition I and II
  • FYI seminar
  • Shakespeare
  • Introduction to Women's Studies
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Shakespeare
  • Early modern English drama
  • Gender Studies
  • First-year student pedagogy and programming

Honors & Awards

2017: Women in Leadership Faculty Award

2015: FPU Faculty Research Grant

Publications and Presentations


"Urban Publics, Adolescence, and the Delay of Adult Masculinity on the Early Modern English Stage" (forthcoming in Queering Childhood essay collection from Palsgrave Macmillan)

“Public Display, Sartorial Excess, and the (Un)Making of Men on the Early Modern English Stage” in Imagining the Self, Constructing the Past: Proceedings from the 36th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Cambridge Scholars Press (2016)


“Swarming through Shakespeare: Staging Male Adolescent Identities in Romeo and Juliet” presentation at Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, Queering Childhood. New Orleans, LA, March 23-26, 2016.

“Public Display, Sartorial Excess, and the (Un)Making of Men on the Early Modern English Stage.” (Panel organizer: Self-fashioning, Public Spaces, and the Early Modern Stage) presentation at Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Keene State College.  Keene, NH, Apr. 24-25, 2015.

“Enduring Osric: The Foppish Courtier in Early Modern England” presentation at Northeast Modern Language Association.  Boston, MA.  March 21-23, 2013

"’To slaughter noblemen and cherish flatterers’: Anxious Masculinity and the Early Modern Stage Fop at Court." Invited speaker at The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies. Amherst, MA. Apr. 30, 2012  

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • Shakespeare Association of America
  • Renaissance Society of America

Conferences Attended

  • Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting
  • Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting
  • Medieval and Renaissance Forum
  • Northeast MLA Annual Conference
  • Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience


  • General and Liberal Education Committee
  • Student Support Committee
  • Honors Council