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Mary Beth Rose

Professor Emerita



Building & Room:

1907 UH


601 S Morgan St.

Office Phone:

(312) 413-1362


Mary Beth Rose has interests in English Renaissance drama and early modern gender studies. Her work focuses on social and historical aspects of English Renaissance culture and is particularly concerned with the ways in which cultural change (e.g., transformations in the early modern family) intersect with literary forms. She is the author of The Expense Of Spirit: Love And Sexuality In English Renaissance Drama (1988) and Gender And Heroism In Early Modern English Literature (2002). She is also editor of Women In The Middle Ages And The Renaissance: Literary And Historical Perspectives (1986) and co-editor of Elizabeth I: Collected Works (2000).

Selected Publications