Trish Thomas Henley
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Affiliate Faculty
English - Tenure-Track Faculty
350E McMicken Hall
Trish Thomas Henley received her B.A. (1999) and M.A. (2001) in English from the University of Idaho and her Ph.D. in English Literature from Florida State University (2007). Her research and teaching interests include Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, poetry, and prose; drama as a genre; performance theory; cultural materialism; gender and sexuality studies; curriculum design and e-learning. She was a research assistant on The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton and the companion, Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture (Oxford U.P., 2007) and the managing editor of the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies (2002-5). Her most recent publications include The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton (co-edited with Gary Taylor, Oxford U.P., 2012) and “Automated Marlowe: ‘Hero and Leander’ 31-36” (co-written with Bruce Boehrer, Exemplaria 20 : 98-119). She is currently completing a manuscript entitled Velvet Women Within: The Boy Actor and the Prostitute on the Early English Stage. She has also started work on her next manuscript, tentatively titled Thomas Middleton and the Performance of Sex and Desire. In addition, she is designing an on-line version of the undergraduate course, “Introduction to Shakespeare,” to be offered spring 2014, and this summer will be teaching a hybrid, simulcast course, “Teaching Shakespeare through Adaptation and Performance,” at the Nixon Institute.
Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, Elizabethan and Jacobean poetry and prose, drama as a genre, critical theory, performance theory, gender studies, early modern economics, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, and Thomas Middleton.
Taft Summer Research Fellowship, The Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati. Summer 2009,
Taylor, Gary and Trish Thomas Henley, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2012. [Link]
Henley, Trish Thomas. “Tragicomic Men.” book chapter, Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton. Gary Taylor and Trish Thomas Henley, eds. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2012. 264-80.
Taylor, Gary and Trish Thomas Henley. “Unintroduction: Middletonian Dissensus.” book chapter, Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton. Gary Taylor and Trish Thomas Henley, eds. Oxford: Oxford U.P., 2012. 1-15.
Heather C. Easterling. "Review of Parsing the City: Jonson, Middleton, Dekker and City Comedy's London as Language." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, 8.2 (2008).
A. Lynn Martin. "Review of Alcohol, Sex, and Gender in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, 4.2 (2004): 132-5.
Henley, Trish Thomas. "Mark Medoff's Prymate." Theatre Journal. 56.4 (2004): 676-8. Performance Review.
Deats, Sara Munson, ed. "Rev. of Doctor Faustus: A Critical Guide." Marlowe Society of America Newsletter 30.1 (Fall 2010), 10-11.
Boehrer, Bruce and Trish Thomas Henley. "Automated Marlowe: "Hero and Leander" 31-36." Exemplaria 20 (2008): 98-119.
Henley, Trish Thomas. "Reading the Material Body: Enacting Passion, Madness and Death on the Shakespearean Stage." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 7 (2007): 113-25.
Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino, eds. "Modernization Index." The Companion to the Collected Works of Thomas Middleton (2007). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Trish Thomas Henley (11-2010). "Archiving the Early Modern Prostitute". Literary and Cultural Studies Lecture Series, Taft House, University of Cincinnati.
Trish Thomas Henley. "'Let Forth my Foul Defiled Blood': Reputation and the Material Body in Shakespeare's 'The Rape of Lucrece'". Shakespeare of America Association, Dallas, TX. 2007.
Trish Thomas Henley. "'Cracked in the Ring': Moveable Commodities and Changeable Whores in Middleton's 'Your Five Gallants'". Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Chicago, IL. 2007.
Bruce Boehrer and Trish Thomas Henley. "These Boots Weren't Made for Walking: 'Hero and Leander' 1.31-36". Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Orlando, FL. 2004.
Trish Thomas Henley. "Desdemona Unpinned: The Spectacle of the Restoration Actress". Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Orlando, FL. 2004.
Trish Thomas Henley. "'A sweet maidenhead worth forty': The Whore's Body as Economic Map in Thomas Middleton's 'A Chaste Maid in Cheapside'". Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Newport Beach, CA. 2003.
Trish Thomas Henley. "'All That Men Desire': Polymorphous Eroticism in Marlowe's 'Hero and Leander'". Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Tampa, FL. 2002.
Trish Thomas Henley. “‘I shall then have a clean sheet’: Feminine Integrity and Volubility in Middleton’s Tragi- comedies”. Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Philadelphia, PA. 2008.
Trish Thomas Henley. “Common Justice and Common Women in Measure for Measure”. Shakespeare Association of America, Chicago, IL. 2010.
Trish Thomas Henley. “Notorious Whores: Bridewell’s and Measure for Measure’s Disruptive Female Bodies” . The IX World Shakespeare Congress, Prague, Czech Republic. 2011.
Trish Thomas Henley. "'I must have the part that overcomes the lady’: Attempted Rape as Gender Critique” . ASC Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA. 2011.
Honors & Awards
Phi Beta Kappa, 1999, .
Sigma Tau Delta Literary Honor Society inductee, 1998, .
Council of Editors of Learned Journals 2003 Best New Journal Runner-up Award, Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Managing Editor, 2002-2006, .