Virginia Lee Strain
Title/s: Assistant Professor
Specialty Area: Early modern literature and legal culture; law and literature
Office #: Crown Center 417
Christ College, Valparaiso University Symposium Speakers Series, 2015-2016: "What is Justice"
My talk: "Laws in Conflict and Political Compromise in A Midsummer Night's Dream
Date: January 13, 2016
Location: University Theatre, Center for the Arts (Valparaiso University)
B.A.Hons. (2001), M.A. (2002), Ph.D. (2011), University of Toronto
Early modern dramatic and non-dramatic literature; early modern legal culture and literature; Shakespeare and law; law and literature
The Shakespeare Association of America’s J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize (2011)
“Shakespeare’s Living Law: Theatrical, Lyrical, and Legal Practice.” Literature Compass 12.6 (2015): 249-261.
“The Ensnared Subject and the General Pardon Statute in Late Elizabethan Literature.” Taking Exception to the Law: Materializing Injustice in Early Modern English Literature. Ed. Don Beecher et al. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. 100-119.
“The Winter’s Tale and the Oracle of the Law.” English Literary History 78.3 (2011): 557-584.
"Legal Reform and 2 Henry IV.” The Oxford Handbook of English Law and Literature, 1500-1700. Ed. Lorna Hutson and Bradin Cormack. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Projected publication date: 2015.
"Punitive and Preventive Justice in Measure for Measure." Shakespeare and Judgment. Ed. Kevin Curran. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press. Projected publication date: 2015.
Perfecting the Law: Literature and Law Reform in the Age of Shakespeare. Book project.