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lyons profile 100wTara Lyons
Assistant Professor

B.A. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Early Modern Drama, Book History, Gender Studies, and Theater History and Performance

Contact Information
Office: LARTS 326
email: tlyons2@umassd.edu

Professor Tara Lyons studies early modern drama, book history, and gender and performance studies. She is currently working on a book project, "Genealogies of English Printed Drama to 1623," that constructs a history of the drama collection in the hundred years before the publication of Benjamin Jonson’s Works (1616) and William Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623). In her book, she aims to redefine the collection and show how the Jonson and Shakespeare folios are inscribed by earlier collections and their organizational frameworks. Her scholarship on Renaissance drama has been published in Philological Quarterly and two edited collections, Locating the Queen's Men (Ashgate, 2009) and Gender Matters (Rodopi, 2013). 

At UMass-Dartmouth, she teaches Literary Studies, Critical Theory, Shakespeare, and Renaissance Literature. She is the faculty advisor for the Literary Society and the Horse Club and was awarded the Chancellor's Innovative Teaching Award in 2012.

Dr. Tara Lyons CV (.pdf): Lyons CV