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Jo Carney

English Graduate Program Coordinator, Professor

Jo Carney

Phone: (609) 771-3047/ 609-771-3086 (English Grad Office)


Office: Bliss Hall 130

Jo Carney received a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Iowa. She teaches courses in Shakespeare, Early Modern British literature, Fairy Tale and Folk Tale, Poetry, and Contemporary Literature. Current research interests include Shakespeare, early modern literature, early modern women, and the narrative tradition in fairy tales.

Recent Publications:

  • Fairy Tale Queens: Representations of Early Modern Queenship. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


  • “I’ll Find a Day to Massacre Them All’: Tamora in Titus Andronicus and Catherine de Medici.” Comparative Drama 48.4 (Winter 2014).
  • “Poisoning Queens in Early Modern Fact and Fiction.” Scholars and Poets Talk About Queens. Ed. Carole Levin. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • “ ‘Being Born a Girl’: Toni Morrison’s Desdemona.” Borrowers & Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 9.1 (Summer/Fall 2014).
  • “Aimee Bender’s Fiction and the Intertextual Ingestion of Fairy Tales.” Marvels & Tales, 26.2 (Fall 2012).
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