Assistant Professor of English and Humanities
Division of Literature and Languages
Misha Teramura joined the Reed College faculty in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of English and Humanities. He received his B.A. from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He specializes in English Renaissance drama with particular interests in Shakespeare, theatre history, and the history of the book. He is currently completing a monograph titled Shakespeare and Chaucer: Influence and Authority on the Renaissance Stage, which explores how Shakespeare’s adaptations and appropriations of Chaucer—the canonical English author par excellence—chart the playwright’s changing views about drama as an increasingly amphibious mode of writing, one that can be experienced both as a dramatic event on the stage and as a textual encounter on the page. (A chapter from this book on The Two Noble Kinsmen appeared in Shakespeare Quarterly.) Other published or forthcoming work includes essays on the lost plays of Shakespeare’s time, early modern theories of friendship, and the ownership of Chaucer’s works in colonial North America. At Reed, he teaches courses on Shakespeare in the English Department as well as Reed’s interdisciplinary course on the ancient Mediterranean.