Margaret Mikesell Tabb
Margaret Mikesell
Professor Emerita
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PhD   University of Connecticut 
MA     University of Toronto


Margaret Tabb, Professor of English, received her masters and doctoral degrees at the Universities of Toronto and Connecticut respectively, specializing in Renaissance English literature. Her research involves early modern literature and gender. Her recent publications include an edition of Juan Luis Vives’s The Instruction of a Christen Woman (University of Illinois Press, 2003), a sixteenth-century best-selling conduct book for women. She also co-edited a book of essays, Culture and Change: Attending to Early Modern Women (Associated University Presses, 2003) and published an essay titled "Shakespeare's Comedies and Romances" in Comedy: A Geographic and Historical Guide (Praeger Publishers, 2005). She is currently working on a study of gender in Hamlet. Along with a variety of required courses, she teaches a Shakespeare course that features traditional textual analysis along with performance readings of plays by the students. She also teaches the sequence of Humanities and Justice courses that is required for that major and advises students who are writing senior theses on the early modern period.