Nichole DeWall, Ph.D.

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Professor of English

Director, Honors Program

Provost Fellow 

Carnegie Hall 211

(618) 537-6495         


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

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

B.A., English, St. Olaf College (2000)   




DeWall, Nichole. “All Hail the Humble Course Pack.” The Teaching Professor, 10 June, 2024,


DeWall, Nichole. “The Very Happy Colleague.” The Teaching Professor, 13 May, 2024,


DeWall, Nichole. “Are We Too Jaded for Gratitude?” The Teaching Professor, 8 April, 2024,


DeWall, Nichole. “Need Some Teaching Advice? Let’s Ask Shakespeare.” The Teaching Professor, 11 March, 2024,


DeWall, Nichole. "Here’s an Idea: Let’s Trust Our Stuff." The Teaching Professor, 12 February, 2024,


DeWall, Nichole. "Tailgating for Teachers." The Teaching Professor, 8 January 2024, Accessed 8 January 2024.


DeWall, Nichole. "Beyond Bias: How to Get More Mileage out of Your Student Evaluations." The Teaching Professor, 4.December 2023, Accessed 4 December 2023.


DeWall, Nichole.  "Ready to Discuss Course Evaluation Bias with Your Students? Here's a Script." The Teaching Professor, 13 November 2023,  Accessed 13 November 2023.


DeWall, Nichole. "It's Time to Discuss Student Evaluation Bias With Our Students. (Seriously)."  The Teaching Professor. 9 October 2023, Accessed 11 October 2023.


DeWall, Nichole. "Meet Janus, the Roman God of Efficient Teaching." The Teaching Professor. 18 September 2023, Accessed 18 September 2023.


DeWall, Nichole. "Too Exhausted to Take Students to an Event? Do It Anyway." The Teaching Professor. 21 August 2023,  Accessed 21 August 2023.

DeWall, Nichole. “‘So these Lines may reach to future times’: Pandemic Teaching with John Davies’ Triumph of DEATH.” Teaching with Primary Sources, 16 March 2022, Accessed 10 January 2023.


DeWall, Nichole. “The Plague in Romeo and Juliet: “The Day Is Hot”. ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short

Articles, Notes and Reviews 34.4, 2021. 5-7.


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, Ed. Jon Crylen, 2021. 39-42.


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

2021, Accessed 23 Mar. 2021.


DeWall, Nichole. “I, William Shakespeare, Also Went Through a Pandemic.” McSweeney’s InternetTendency, 26

May 2021, Accessed 17 January 2023.


DeWall, Nichole. “Lucha libre and Shakespeare: A Novel Approach.” Bridging the Gap? Digital Media in

the Humanities Classroom. Special issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities. Ed. Cameron McFarlane and Kristin Lucas. Spring, 2020. 14-17.


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.


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. 279-83.


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.


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 NobleKinsmen.” The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 46: 1 (2013): 15-26.


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.


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

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


DeWall, Nichole. Program Notes. McKendree University Theater Department’s Love’s Labour’sLost.

November, 2009.