Dr. Nicole A. Jacobs




E-mail:  Nicole Jacobs


Ph.D.  English Literature, Pennsylvania State University, 2009
M.A.   English Literature, University of Miami, 2004
B.A.    English Literature and Print Journalism, University of Miami, 2002 (double major)

Teaching and Research Interests

17th Century Transatlantic Literature
Early Modern Women Writers
John Milton
Disability Studies
Ecofeminist Theory


Bees in Early Modern Transatlantic Literature: Sovereign Colony, in the Perspectives in the Non-Human in Literature and Culture Series (New York: Routledge, 2021), viii +203 pages.

Selected Publications

"Intersectional Shakespeare: The State of the Field, 2020-21," The Shakespearean International Handbook, edited by Tom Bishop and Alexa Joubin (fourthcoming 2021). 32 MS pages.

"Disability in Ecofeminist Literature," The Routledge Handbook of Ecofemnist Literature, ed. Douglas Vakoch (New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2022). 30 MS pages.

"Bernardian Ecology and Topsell's Redemptive Bee in The Tempest," Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Animals, eds. Holly Dugan and Karen Raber ( New York: Routledge, 2021), 138-49.

John Milton's Beehive, from Polemic to Epic," Studies in Philology 112.4 (2015): 798-816.

"Bees: The Shakespearean Hive and the Virtues of Honey," The Shakespearean International Yearbook, special edition Shakespeare and the Human, ed. Tiffany Jo Werth. 15 (2015): 101-21.

"Lady Hester Pulter's The Unfortunate Florinda and the Conventions of Sexual Violence," Appositions: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture. 7 (2014).

"Robbing His Captive Shepherdess: Princess Elizabeth, John Milton, and the Memory of Charles I in the Eikon Basilike and Eikonoklastes." Criticism 54.2 (2012): 227-55.

"Dowriche, Anne." Blackwell Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Gen. Ed. Garrett Sulllivan and Alan Stewarrt, 3 vols. (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). 289-290.

"Stafford, Dorothy." Blackwell Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Gen. Ed. Garrett Sullivan and Alan Steward, 3 vols. (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). 920-921.


Assigned Time for Exceptional Levels of Service to Students Award, 2021-22 College of Liberal Arts Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in Teaching by a Lecturer, 2018

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