Nichole DeWall, Ph.D.

Photo of Nichole DeWall, Ph.D.Professor of English

Office: Carnegie Hall 211

Phone: (618) 537-6495


Ph.D., English, Northeastern University (2008)

M.A., English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2001)

B.A., English, magna cum laude, St. Olaf College (2000)

Teaching Interests


Anglo-Saxon and Medieval British Literature

Renaissance British Literature

Dramatic Literature

Recent Publications


DeWall, Nichole. “Shakespeare advice to writers? Use the pandemic (sometimes).” Bookanista, 22 Mar. 2021, Accessed 23 Mar. 2021.

DeWall, Nichole. “A Skull, a Screen, and a Quarantine: Teaching Shakespeare During the Pandemic.” The Teaching

Professor. 15 Mar. 2021. Rpt. in Remote Teaching and Learning: Reflections and Practical Advice, Magna Publications (forthcoming).

DeWall, Nichole. “Lucha libre and Shakespeare: A Novel Approach” Interdisciplinary Studies. Ed. Cameron McFarlane and

Kristin Lucas (forthcoming in 2020).

DeWall, Nichole. Review of This Is Shakespeare, by Emma Smith. English: Journal of the English Association, vol. 69, no.

263 (Dec. 2019).

DeWall, Nichole. “The Anxiety of Influence: Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet and Kenneth Branagh’s A

Midwinter’s Tale.” Cinematic Codes Review 2.1. (2017): 44-60.

DeWall, Nichole. “Into the Archives: Using EEBO in the Early Modern Literature Classroom.”

Digital Technology & the Literature Classroom. Ed. Tim Hetland. Boston: Bedford / St. Martin’s, 2017. Print.

DeWall, Nichole. “‘Let’s go hand in hand’: Roman Comedy and The Comedy of Errors.” The

Ashgate Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature. Ed. Sean Keilen and Nick Moschovakis. Abington, UK: Taylor and Francis, 2017. Print.

DeWall, Nichole. “Millennials by Heart: Memorization as Active Learning Strategy for the

Sparknotes Generation.” Motivating Millennials. Spec. issue of Journal of Excellence in College Teaching 27.4 (2017): 77-91.

DeWall, Nichole. “Anxiety in the Text: Ideology, Feminism, and Erotic Triangles in

Shakespeare’s The Two Noble Kinsmen.” Reading Queer in Literature, Film, and Culture. Spec. issue of The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. 2:2 (2016): 135-53. Print.

DeWall, Nichole. “‘Love Bade Me Enter’: George Herbert’s Eucharistic Poetry.” Pennsylvania Literary

Journal. 8:3 (2016): 68-73.

DeWall, Nichole. “‘Like a shadow, / I’ll ever dwell’: The Jailer’s Daughter as Ariadne in The

Two Noble Kinsmen.” The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 46: 1 (2013): 15-26. Print.

DeWall, Nichole. “Into the Woods: Dead Poets Society and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Verse, Voice, and Vision: Poetry and the Cinema. Ed. Marlisa Santos. New York: Scarecrow, 2013. Print.

DeWall, Nichole. “‘Sweet recreation barr’d’: The Case for Playgoing in Plague-time.”

Representing the Plague in Early Modern England. Ed. Rebecca Totaro and Ernest Gilman. New York: Routledge, 2012. Print.

Organizations & Memberships

The Shakespeare Association of America