Katharine Maus

Katharine Maus

James Branch Cabell Professor of English

428 Bryan Hall

Office Hours: MW 12:15-1:45 and by appointment.
Class Schedule: MW 11:00-11:50, 2:00-3:15



Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1982
M.A. Johns Hopkins, 1978
B.A. Cornell, 1976


The Norton Anthology of English Literature, New York; W. W. Norton, 2018
The Norton Shakespeare, Third Edition, New York: W. W. Norton, 2016
Being and Having in Shakespeare, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2013
English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology, New York: W. W. Norton, 2002
Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance, University of Chicago Press, 1995
Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mind, Princeton University Press, 1985


  • “The Will of Caesar: Choice-Making, The Death of the Roman Republic, and the Development of Shakespearean Character.” Shakespeare Survey 70 (2017): 249-258.
  • “Why Read Herrick?” Lords of Wine and Oil: Community and Conviviality in Robert Herrick and his Contemporaries, ed. Tom Cain and Ruth Connelly, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 25-38.
  • “Jonson and Genre.” Ben Jonson in Context, ed. Julie Sanders. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 39-47.
  • “Idol and Gift in Volpone,” English Literary Renaissance 35 (2005): 429-453.
  • “Five Recent Books on Renaissance Subjectivity.” An invited review-essay on books published since Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance, for The Shakespeare International Yearbook 4 (2004): 339-355.
  • “Fetish and Poem: Ben Jonson’s Dilemma.” Money and the Age of Shakespeare, ed. Linda Woodbridge. New York: Palgrave, 2003. pp. 251-264.
  • “Why It’s Fun to Be Smart.” Times Literary Supplement. May 25, 2001. p. 24 [a 1700-word review of Marjorie Garber, Academic Instincts]
  • "Sorcery and Subjectivity in Early Modern Discourses of Witchcraft." Interior Designs: Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Culture, ed. Carla Mazzio and Doug Trevor. New York: Routledge, 2000. pp. 325-348.
  • “Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed?” Times Literary Supplement. December 15, 2000, p. 23 [a 1700-word featured review of Wendy Doniger, The Bed Trick ].
  • "Inwardness and Spectatorship in Early Modern England." Neo-Historicism, ed. Robin Headlam Wells, Glenn Burgess, and Rowland Wymer.  London: Boydell and Brewer. 2000.  pp. 111-137 (excerpted from Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance, introduction.)
  • "Sexual Secrecy in Measure for Measure. "Measure for Measure: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. Richard Wheeler. New York: G. K. Hall. 1999. pp. 197-216. (excerpted from Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance, chapter 5, part 2).


  • Oxford Wells Shakespeare Lectures, 2010.
  • Leverhulme Professor, University of Liverpool, UK, 2002
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 2000-2001
  • American Council of Learned Societies Senior Fellowship, 2000-2001
  • Roland Baintan Prize for an outstanding book in Renaissance Studies, awarded to Inwardness and Theater, 1996
  • NEH Summer Stipend, 1990
  • Folger Institute Fellowships 1977, 1986
  • NEH Fellowship for Independent Study and Research, 1984-1985