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Professor and Chair, Department of English
Areas of Interest: Renaissance literature; women writers; Shakespeare; postcolonial studies; sustainability
Deborah Uman

Ph.D., University of Colorado
B.A., Yale University

Specializing in the literature of the English Renaissance by writers such as William Shakespeare, John Milton, and Aphra Behn, Dr. Uman asks students to consider why these works still matter. Students in her Shakespeare classes read Young Adult novels and comic book versions alongside the plays themselves and adapt Shakespeare's works into their own films, poems and stories.  Other teaching interests include postcolonial literature and sustainability.