Jennie Votava

Title: Jennie Votava photoAssociate Professor
Department:  English
Degrees: M.D., Harvard Medical School, Ph.D., Department of English, New York University, M.A., Department of English, New York University

Contact Info:
Phone: (814) 332-4334

Office Location: Odd Fellows 216

Office Hours (Spring ’22): Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00-10:00 AM; Wednesdays & Fridays 1:00-3:00 PM virtually
Other times by appointment

Courses (Spring ’22)
ENGL 303: Forms of Drama (Modern) – The Theater of Plague
ENGL 420: Advanced Literature Studies – Queer Shakespeares
FS 102: Academic Discourse II – Epidemic Movies in Pandemic Times



  • Shakespeare’s Histories on Screen: Adaptation, Race, and Intersectionality. Arden, forthcoming.
  • “The Ethiop’s Jewel Meets Euphoria’s Jules: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in an HBO Appropriation of Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Bulletin 38.4 (2020): 593-614
  • “Through a Glass Darkly: Sophie Okonedo’s Margaret as Racial Other in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses.” Shakespeare Survey 73 (2020): 170-183.
  •  “Comedy, the Senses, and Social Contagion in Plays Confuted in Five Actions and The Comedy of Errors,” in Contagion and the Shakespearean Stage, ed. Darryl Chalk and Mary Floyd-Wilson, Palgrave-MacMillan, 2019, 25-45.
  • “‘The Voice that Will Drown All the City’: Un-Gendering Noise in The Roaring Girl.” Renaissance Drama 39 (2011): 69-95.