Pamela Allen Brown

Associate Professor



Professor Brown is a specialist in Shakespeare studies and Renaissance literature, with a focus on popular culture and women’s studies. She holds a Ph.D. (with distinction) from Columbia University (1998). With Jean E. Howard, she co-edited As You Like It: Texts and Contexts, published by Bedford/St Martins in 2014. Her book Better a Shrew than a Sheep: Women, Drama and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England was published by Cornell UP in 2003. With Peter Parolin, she co-edited Women Players in England 1500-1660: Beyond the All-Male Stage (Ashgate, 2005).

In 2014 she was elected to the MLA Divisional Committee on Women and Gender.  In 2005 and 2006 she co-organized “Theater Without Borders” in Istanbul, an international meeting of scholars of comparative drama of the Renaissance ( In 2005-06 she served as Director of the UConn in London Program.

In 2010-11 Prof. Brown received an NEH Fellowship and Huntington Library grant for her book project, Extravagant Stranger: The Diva in Shakespeare.


Shakespeare studies; Renaissance Literature; early modern gender studies; early popular culture and drama

Pamela Allen Brown
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