1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Katharine Maus

James Branch Cabell Professor of English

428 Bryan Hall

Office Hours:

MW 12:30-2:00

Class Schedule:

MW 2:00-3:15, 3:30-4:45


Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1982
M.A. Johns Hopkins, 1978
B.A. Cornell, 1976




The Norton Shakespeare, Third Edition, New York: W. W. Norton, 2016
Being and Having in Shakespeare, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2013
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, New York; W. W. Norton, 2012
English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology, New York: W. W. Norton, 2002
Four Revenge Tragedies of the English Renaissance, Oxford University Press, 1995
Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance, University of Chicago Press, 1995
Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mind, Princeton University Press, 1985


  • “Why Read Herrick?” Lords of Wine and Oil: Community and Conviviality in Robert Herrick and his Contemporaries, ed. Tom Cain and Ruth Connelly, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 25-38.
  • “Jonson and Genre.” Ben Jonson in Context, ed. Julie Sanders. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 39-47.
  • “Idol and Gift in Volpone,” English Literary Renaissance 35 (2005): 429-453.
  • “Five Recent Books on Renaissance Subjectivity.” An invited review-essay on books published since Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance, for The Shakespeare International Yearbook 4 (2004): 339-355.
  • “Fetish and Poem: Ben Jonson’s Dilemma.” Money and the Age of Shakespeare, ed. Linda Woodbridge. New York: Palgrave, 2003. pp. 251-264.
  • “Why It’s Fun to Be Smart.” Times Literary Supplement. May 25, 2001. p. 24 [a 1700-word review of Marjorie Garber, Academic Instincts]
  • "Sorcery and Subjectivity in Early Modern Discourses of Witchcraft." Interior Designs: Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Culture, ed. Carla Mazzio and Doug Trevor. New York: Routledge, 2000. pp. 325-348.
  • “Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed?” Times Literary Supplement. December 15, 2000, p. 23 [a 1700-word featured review of Wendy Doniger, The Bed Trick ].
  • "Inwardness and Spectatorship in Early Modern England." Neo-Historicism, ed. Robin Headlam Wells, Glenn Burgess, and Rowland Wymer.  London: Boydell and Brewer. 2000.  pp. 111-137 (excerpted from Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance, introduction.)
  • "Sexual Secrecy in Measure for Measure. "Measure for Measure: A Collection of Critical Essays, ed. Richard Wheeler. New York: G. K. Hall. 1999. pp. 197-216. (excerpted from Inwardness and Theater in the English Renaissance, chapter 5, part 2).


  • Oxford Wells Shakespeare Lectures, 2010.
  • Leverhulme Professor, University of Liverpool, UK, 2002
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 2000-2001
  • American Council of Learned Societies Senior Fellowship, 2000-2001
  • Roland Baintan Prize for an outstanding book in Renaissance Studies, awarded to Inwardness and Theater, 1996
  • NEH Summer Stipend, 1990
  • Folger Institute Fellowships 1977, 1986
  • NEH Fellowship for Independent Study and Research, 1984-1985