College of Arts and Sciences
Mary Adams earned a BA from Smith College, an MFA from the University of Iowa, and a PhD from the University of Houston. She has published two volumes of poetry and articles on Milton, and modern poetry. She is the recipient of an fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and has frequently been a finalist for the Arts and Science Teaching Award and the University Community Service award. She also helps run the Humane Society of Jackson County.
Shakespeare, early modern literature, modern poetry, poetry writing, bible as literature
I study how affect--the perception of emotion and its expression--is linked to sound in Shakespeare. I am particularly engaged in how early moderns understood feeling, hearing, and thought, and how they used rhetorical tropes to communicate their understanding of the mind and heart (or liver) at work.