Jennie Votava, Department Chair

Title: Frederick F. Seely 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 (Fall ’23): Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm; Wednesdays 12:30-2:30pm(In person or virtual)
Other times by appointment

Courses (Fall ’23)
ENGL 235 – Shakespearean Literatures
ENGL 350 – Children’s Literature
LS 198 – Children’s Literature



  • 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.