M. G. Aune is Associate Professor of English at California University of Pennsylvania; his research interests include early modern travel writing and Shakespeare in performance and on film. His reviews and articles have appeared in Early Modern Literary Studies, Renaissance Quarterly, Shakespeare Bulletin, Borrowers and Lenders, and Shakespeare.
Juan F. Cerdá — M. A. University of Birmingham (Shakespeare Institute), Ph.D. University of Murcia (Spain) — has been working in the research project "Shakespeare in Spain within the framework of his European reception" since 2006 and is currently teaching at the University of Murcia. Selected publications include "Spaces of Patronage: The Enchanted Island and Prospero's Books," Folio 15 (2008); "'Betwixt our nation and the aspiring French': Spanish Patriotism(s) through Shakespeare's Critical Reception (1764-1834)," Linguaculture 2 (2010); "Shakespeare in García Lorca's Early Poems," Atlantis 34.1 (2011). His research interests include Shakespeare appropriations on stage/screen and Shakespeare's Spanish reception. Currently, he is working on the publication of the monograph Shakespeare and the Renovation of Spanish Theatrical Culture, 1900-1936.
Susan Allen Ford is Professor of English and Writing Center Coordinator at Delta State University. She is Editor of Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal and Persuasions On-Line, has published essays on Jane Austen and her contemporaries, detective fiction, the Gothic, and in Shakespearean Gothic (edited by Christy Desmet and Anne Williams) on the Gothic dimensions of Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet.
Katie L. N. Grubbs is a doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia, where she teaches First-year Composition and Shakespeare. Her research interests include performance of death on the Renaissance stage, adaptations of Shakespeare for children, and the Renaissance elegy. She is currently working on her dissertation, which will examine the Renaissance and early American infant elegy, focusing on issues of identity and construction of selfhood in poems by Ben Jonson, Robert Herrick, Katherine Philips, Mary Sidney Herbert, Anne Bradstreet, and others. Katie has been an active member of UGA's Early Modern Union of Scholars since its inception and enjoyed serving her fellow graduate students last year as President of the English Graduate Organization.
Michael P. Jensen is an independent scholar with roughly 300 publications, seventy-five of which are about Shakespeare and the writers of his era. These have been published in The Ben Jonson Journal, Shakespeare Bulletin, and other journals and in popular publications such as Filmfax, and have been heard on KJAZ-FM. He is a contributing editor to Shakespeare Newsletter, where he created the "Talking Books" column. His article, "Macbeth Meets Alley Oop, and William Shakespeare Meets V. T. Hamlin and Tom Stoppard" appeared in Borrowers and Lenders 2.1 (2006).
Robert Sawyer is Professor of Literature and Language at East Tennessee State University. Author of Victorian Appropriations of Shakespeare (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003), he is also co-editor of Shakespeare and Appropriation (Routledge, 1999) and Harold Bloom's Shakespeare (Palgrave, 2001). He recently completed a monograph about Charles Kean for the Lives of Shakespearian Actors series (Pickering & Chatto, 2010).
Elizabeth Williamson teaches at Evergreen State College. She is the author of The Materiality of Religion in Early Modern English Drama (Ashgate, 2009) and co-editor (with Jane Hwang Degenhardt) of Religion and Drama in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2011). Her articles on religiously charged stage properties have appeared in English Literary Renaissance and Studies in English Literature, as well as the edited collection Shakespeare and Religious Change. More broadly, her research and teaching deal with the intersection of theater and popular culture in a variety of historical time periods.