Regina Buccola
Gina Buccola
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About Me

Regina Buccola is Professor of English and Chair of the Humanities at Roosevelt University in Chicago, where she also serves as Director of Literature and Languages and core faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies. She has published several books on early modern British drama and culture, most recently in the Cambridge Elements series, and as editor of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: A Critical Guide and co-editor, with Peter Kanelos, of Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Suiting the Action to the Word. Recent journal publications include Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England and Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation. She serves as the scholar in residence at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and is one of the Midwest American reviewers for the online journal Reviewing Shakespeare. Buccola’s creative work can be seen with the Chicago political sketch comedy show DB Comedy; she is also a published poet, the author of the chapbook, Conjuring. Her poetry has also appeared in The Journal of Kentucky Studies and Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Topic of Expertise
  • Early Modern English Drama

    The plays of William Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton, Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker, John Webster, John Ford and their contemporaries on the 16th- and 17th-century English stage.

  • Performance Studies

    Analysis of dramatic works in performance, with particular emphasis on issues of gender, race, and sexuality.

  • Feminist Drama

    Primarily British and American drama focused on feminist issues.

  • PhD English Literature with concentration in Gender and Women's Studies, 2000 — University of Illinois at Chicago
  • MA English Literature, 1994 — University of Kentucky
  • BA English and Journalism/Communication, 1991 — Bellarmine University