Alexandra Bennett

Northern Illinois University


Alexandra G. Bennett is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Northern Illinois University, where she teaches courses in Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and modern British and American drama. Trained as an actor at the School at Steppenwolf and Shakespeare & Company, she brings performance into her classroom, leads workshops for actors and teachers, and regularly appears onstage in Chicago. Her Beinecke research project will contribute to her forthcoming edition of the complete works of Jane Cavendish, co-author of the first extant stage comedy by women in English literary histor

James M. Osborn Fellowship in English literature and history
The Hands, History, and Context of Osborn MS. b.233
Visiting Fellow


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