Professor, Shakespeare and English Renaissance Literature
PhD (English), University of Nevada-Reno
Dr. Forsyth works on Shakespeare, Fletcher, and other early modern dramatists. She is most interested in the intersection of the physical and the emotional in early modern writing, as well as tragicomedy; editorial theory and practice; stylometric approaches to authorship attribution, especially in cases of collaboration; and conditions of early modern dramatic authorship and textual production. She was recently appointed Associate Textual Editor of the Internet Shakespeare Editions, is the textual editor of Henry 6, Part 1 (Norton Shakespeare, 3rd edition), and is the author of “Cutting Words and Healing Wounds: Friendship and Violence in Early Modern Drama,” which appeared in Violent Masculinities (Palgrave, 2013). Her current research involves analyzing the way people understood the senses in the Renaissance, particularly through representations of the kiss and, separately, of the lily in early modern drama, poetry, and culture.