British and Irish Literary Studies
Marissa Greenberg’s scholarship and teaching encompasses the literature and culture of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Her work focuses on theater and performance in the writings of Shakespeare, Milton, and their contemporaries and the relationship between cultural and literary forms. In her book, Metropolitan Tragedy: Genre, Justice, and the City in Early Modern England (University of Toronto Press, 2015), Greenberg reads both dramatic works and works about drama to reconceptualize tragedy as an aesthetic form that engages directly with historical conditions and events in London. Metropolitan Tragedy was written with the support of a prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship and grants from UNM’s Research Allocation Committee. Greenberg has published articles in ELR, Renaissance Drama, Genre, Journal of the Wooden O, and edited collections, and her scholarly and popular theater reviews appear in Shakespeare Bulletin and The Albuquerque Journal. Currently she is working on “Adam in the Motions: Revolution in Seventeenth-Century Literature,” a book-length study of embodied movement in the literature of England’s “century of revolutions,” and a series of articles on Shakespearean adaptation, beginning with Ramón Flores and Lynn Butler’s The Merchant of Santa Fe, a radical New Mexican adaptation of The Merchant of Venice. As a UNM faculty member, she is recipient of the New Teacher of the Year Award from the Office of Support for Effective Teaching (now the Center for Teaching Excellence) and the Julia M. Keleher and Telfair Hendon, Jr., Faculty Award from the Department of English.