Karen Williams

B.A. in English Literature, University at Albany

Research interests:

Medieval Drama and Performance, Middle English Literature, Theories of Space, Writing Pedagogy

Dissertation Title:
“Christ at the Gates of the Minster: Drama and Civic Space in Later Medieval York”

Select Publications:

“Julie Taymor's Titus: Visualizing Shakespeare's Language and Ideas on Screen,” in
In/Fidelity: Essays on Film Adaptation, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.

Select Conference Presentations:

“Representing Civic Identity through Visual Performance: Later Medieval York, Its
Visual and Performance Arts,” CEMERS Conference, Binghamton University,
SUNY, October 2006

“Space and Cultural Performance in York,” International Medieval Congress, Western
Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2005

“Civic Space and Its Influence on Received Meaning in Medieval Drama,” CHATS
Conference, University at Albany, Albany, NY, April 2005

Select Awards:

Conference Travel Award, Department of English, University at Albany, Spring 2005
Graduate Student Organization Travel Award, University at Albany, Spring 2005
Teaching Assistantship, English Department, University at Albany, 2001-5

Select Teaching Experience:

ENG355: Shakespeare on Film
ENG291: British Literary Traditions
ENG346: Shakespeare’s Power Plays
ENG 422: Literature of the Earlier Renaissance

kwilliams2@albany.edu