Dr. Melinda Spencer Kingsbury grew up in the United States and has lived in Vancouver since 2005. She received a Ph.D. in English with a minor in Renaissance Studies from Indiana University in 2016. She has taught composition and introductory literature courses at several universities and has published articles on Spenser, Shakespeare, as well as George Orwell. Her dissertation, ‘The Counterfait in personation’: Prosopopoeia and Elizabethan Fictionality in Female-Voiced Complaint Poetry of the 1590s, investigates how poets of the English Renaissance understood fictional characterization specifically as a means of effecting readers’ spiritual transformation and virtuous practice. Dr. Kingsbury’s current book project extends the dissertation’s findings to fictional characterization in Shakespearean drama. Along with reading really good books, she loves playing on Vancouver’s seawall with her daughter and exploring British Columbian food and wine with her husband.
B.A. (University of Utah) English. Minors: Philosophy and Women’s Studies. M.A. (University of Kentucky) English. Graduate Certificate in Social Theory. Ph.D. (Indiana University, Bloomington) English. Minor: Renaissance Studies.
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