Wendy Wall Avalon Professor of the Humanities, Director of Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Professor of English

Wendy Wall, Professor of English (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania), specializes in early modern literature and culture. She is author of The Imprint of Gender: Authorship and Publication in the English Renaissance (Cornell University Press, 1993) Staging Domesticity: Household Work and English Identity in Early Modern Drama (Cambridge University Press, 2002), which was a finalist for the James Russell Lowell prize awarded by the MLA and a 2002 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award Winner; and Recipes for Thought: Knowledge and Taste in the Early Modern English Kitchen(University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming). She is Director for the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern.

Professor Wall has been the recipient of several grants and awards for her teaching and research, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a 1993 Teaching Award from Mortar Board, a 1998 Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, the College of Arts and Sciences AT&T Research Fellowship, and the 1998-2001 Wender-Lewis Research and Teaching Professorship. She gives public lecturers in conjunction with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and with the Newberry Library in Chicago, has served as a trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America, and was co-editor of Renaissance Drama from 1997-2005.

Professor Wall has published articles on topics as wide-ranging as editorial theory, gender, poetry, national identity, the history of authorship, food studies, domesticity, theatrical practice, women's writing, and Jell-O.