Dana Aspinall

Interests include Shakespeare and Renaissance literature.


Professor of English



Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Connecticut (1996)
  • M.A., University of South Carolina (1987)
  • B.A., University of Maine, Fort Kent (1984)

I am...

In love with literature and will talk about it all day!  I find nothing more enjoyable than getting a class to discuss poetry or drama or fiction, and to share a close textual reading with others.



My career at Alma began in


I'm an expert in

Shakespeare, Drama, Literary Theory

My expertise:

Currently I publish in Performance and Critical History.

Signature course(s):

Shakespeare, Literary Analysis, Foundations of Literary Argument, Critical Theory

Recent publications:

As You Like It, a volume in the Reader’s Guide to Essential Criticism series.

Recent presentations:

“Shakespeare, High School, and Community.” Presented as part of the “Connecting Faculty, Schools, and Communities through Shakespeare” Workshop at the Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, March 28-31, 2018, Los Angeles, CA.

“Teaching Shakespeare’s Sonnets.” Presented as part of the “Alternatives to the Term Paper” Workshop at the Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, April 5-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA.

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