Theresa D. Kemp (Ph.D. Indiana University, 1994) joined UWEC’s English Department in 1999 after having taught at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After serving for several years as UWEC’s Director of Undergraduate Studies, she is currently 2010-2011 Interim Coordinator for Women’s Studies. In addition to courses on writing and research methods, she teaches Shakespeare (early modern and post-colonial revisions), medieval and early modern British literature, women's literature (early modern and contemporary), women’s studies and feminist theory, British/US representations of witchcraft, and the Feminist Teacher Editing Practicum.
Since 1993, Dr. Kemp has been a member of the Editorial Collective for Feminist Teacher(University of Illinois Press), and helped co-edit The Feminist Teacher Anthology:Pedagogies and Classroom Strategies (Teachers College Press, 1998).
She has been the recipient of several university as well as state and national awards, including a Newberry Library fellowship, a Wisconsin Humanities Council grant, and a NEH faculty grant to the Folger Shakespeare Library. In 2008, she was the UWEC nominee for UW-System Regents Teaching Excellence Award.
In addition to her recent book, Women in the Age of Shakespeare (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2010), her scholarly publications include the following peer-reviewed journal articles and book reviews.
“Translating (Anne) Askew: The Textual Remains of a Sixteenth-Century Heretic/Saint.” Renaissance Quarterly 52 (1999): 1021-45. [available through JSTOR]. Reprinted in Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700 (2009).
“Women’s Patronage-seeking as Familial Enterprise: Aemilia Lanyer, Esther Inglis, and Mary Wroth.” Literature Compass 4.2 (2007): 384-406.
“Elizabeth Woodville.” Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Margaret Schaus (New York: Routledge, 2006). 855-56.
“‘Here must a beheading go before’: The Androgynist Theosophy of Jane Lead.” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History 34.3 (2005): 251-75. [ Click here for a table of contents. Full text is on Wilson only]
“Learning to Curse: Teaching Postcolonial Shakespeare(s) to Undergraduates.” Shakespeare and the Classroom 11.1 (2003): 17-20.
“The Knight of the Tower and the Queen in Sanctuary: Elizabeth Woodville’s Use of Meaningful Silence and Absence.” New Medieval Literatures 4 (2001): 171-88. Essay was selected as the June 2002 “Article of the Month” by Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index ( Haverford University).
“‘The Lingua Materna and the Conflict Over Vernacular Religious Discourse in Fifteenth-Century England.” Philological Quarterly 78 (1999): 233-57. [Available through Wilson]
“Introduction” to Miscelanea, Meditations, and Memoratives by Elizabeth Grymeston. Renaissance Women Online. (Providence: Brown University, 1999). Online.
“Introduction” to A Mothers Counsell, or Live Within Compass by M.R. Renaissance Women Online (Providence: Brown University, 1999). Online.
The Feminist Teacher Anthology: Pedagogies and Classroom Strategies, co-editor and co-author of “Collectively Speaking,” an introduction to the volume. (New York: Teachers College Press, 1998). 1-10.
“‘The Family is a Little Commonwealth’: Teaching Mariam and Othello in a Special Topics Course on ‘Domestic England,’” Shakespeare Quarterly 47 (1996): 451-60.
Rev. of Susanne Woods and Margaret P. Hannay, eds., Teaching Tudor and Stuart Women Writers (New York: MLA, 2001) and Anita Pacheco, ed., A Companion to Early Modern Women's Writing (New York: Blackwell, 2002), Feminist Teacher 18.3 (2008): 234-239.
“Burned by the Home Fires.” Rev. of Catherine Belsey’s Shakespeare and the Loss of Eden: The Construction of Family Values in Early Modern England (New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1999), Review 24 (2002): 135-44.
Rev. of Theodora A. Jankowski’s Pure Resistance: Queer Virginity in Early Modern English Drama ( Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 2000), Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History 31.2 (2002): 203-209. [Available through Wilson]
Rev. of Paula Blank’s Broken English: Dialects and the Politics of Language in Renaissance Writings (London: Routledge, 1996), Sixteenth Century Studies 28 (1997): 635-37.