Amy Rodgers

  • Associate Professor of Film Media Theater
Amy Rodgers, English, theater and film studies

Amy Rodgers' research focuses on early modern literature and culture, audience and popular culture studies, theories of adaptation, and dance studies. Her publications include essays on the Renaissance court masque, Hindi-language cinema director Vishal Bhardwaj, Shakespeare's history plays' influence on HBO's Game of Thrones, and performance genealogies that cross different communicative forms, particularly theater and dance. Her first monograph, A Monster With a Thousand Hands: The Discursive Spectator in Early Modern England is forthcoming with the University of Pennsylvania Press in July of 2018. She is a co-founder of the Shakespeare and Dance Project.

In her role as Dean for the Senior Class, Rodgers focuses on offering additional academic guidance to seniors as they progress toward graduation and shape their goals for the future; she also supports faculty advisors and department chairs in their work with seniors.

Areas of Expertise

Early Modern literature and culture, film studies, performance studies, dance studies, and literary theory.


  • Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • A.B. Columbia University

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Centuries after first being performed, Shakespeare’s work is still relevant, says Amy Rodgers, even to Mount Holyoke’s sizeable international community.

This is the perfect time for “American Moor,” a play running Nov. 8–10 about one actor’s Othello audition, says Mount Holyoke professor Amy Rodgers.