Amy Rodgers

Associate Professor of Film Media Theater; Dean for the Senior Class
Specialization: 
Early Modern literature and culture, film studies, performance studies, dance studies, and literary theory.

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.

Recent Campus News

Amy Rodgers Assistant Professor of English

Shakespeare for the 21st century

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

Poster of the play “American Moor”

Race, Shakespeare and America

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.