Jeanne McCarthy

Dr. Jeanne McCarthy

Professor of English

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Dr. Jeanne H. McCarthy, professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College, has published essays on patronage, authorship, and performance in the boy company playing tradition in Shakespeare International Yearbook, English Literary Renaissance, Studies in Philology, Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies and Inside Shakespeare: Essays on the Blackfriars Stage. A book on the impact of the Tudor and early Jacobean children’s companies on the early modern performance tradition, The Children's Troupes and the Transformation of English Theater 1509-1608 : Pedagogue Playwrights, Playbooks and Play-boys, is forthcoming from Routledge Press (2016).


  • Doctorate – English – University of Texas at Austin
  • Master’s – English – University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor’s – natural sciences – University of Texas at Austin

Academic Interests

  • Shakespeare
  • Renaissance drama
  • Early modern playing companies
  • Cultural studies


  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2000
  • Folger Fellowship, 2010-11
  • Folger Fellowship, 2003-04
  • W. M. Keck Huntington Library Fellowship, 2004
  • Pforzheimer Harry Ranson Center Library Fellowship, 2004

Professional Affiliations

  • Modern Languages Association
  • Shakespeare Association of America
  • British Shakespeare Association