Alexandra Halasz

|Associate Professor
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of English

My fields of specialization are early modern English literature and the history of media and the book. I teach core courses in 16th-century English literature, English drama to 1642, Shakespeare, and Old and New Media I teach special topics courses in the history of the book and on Renaissance topics. I'm also actively involved with the Book Arts Workshop studios in Baker Library.


Sanborn, Room 211
HB 6032


English and Creative Writing


  • B.A. Reed College
  • M.A. Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University

Selected Publications

  • The Marketplace of Print: Pamphlets and the Public Sphere in Early Modern England; (1997, Reissued 2006).

  • “The Stationers’ Shakespeare” in Shakespeare’s Stationers: New Essays in Cultural Bibliography ed. Marta Straznicky (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), 35-58

  • “Pamphlet Surplus: John Taylor and Subscription Publication,” in Print, Manuscript, and Performance: The Changing Relations of the Media in Early Modern England , A Marotti and M Bristol (eds.), (2000).

  • “So Beloved that Men Use His Picture for Their Signs’: Richard Tarlton and the Uses of Sixteenth-Century Celebrity,” Shakespeare Studies , 23 (1995) 19-38.

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