- Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
- Ph D, University of Michigan
- Graduate Certificate, University of Michigan
- MA, University of Michigan
- MA, Dartmouth College
- BA, Brown University
Academic Interest / ExpertiseEarly Modern English Language, Literature, & Culture; Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama, including Shakespeare; Theories of Embodiment; Cultural Materialism; Feminist Literary Criticism & Theory; History of Sexuality (including Queer Theory); English Lexical Culture (Philology, Lexicography, Keywords)
Awards & Honors
Degree Courses 2020
- LIT 4616 SHAKESPEARE’S SEX
Degree Courses 2019
- AHS 1000 CRIT INQUIRY: MEMORY AND FORGETTING
- LVA 2079 THEORIES OF LOVE
- Spiess, S. (2014). The Measure of Sexual Memory. Vol: 67, Page: 310-326. Cambridge University Press. link
- Spiess, S. (2016). "Puzzling Embodiment: Proclamation, La Pucelle, and The first Part of Henry VI," in The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, and Race: The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, and Race. Page: 93-111. Oxford University Press. link
- Spiess, S. (2017). Review of Jeffrey Masten, Queer Philologies: Sex, Language, and Affect in Shakespeare’s Time . Vol: 68, Issue: 287, Page: 992-4. The Review of English Studies. link
- Spiess, S. (2016). Review of Duncan Salkeld, Shakespeare Among the Courtesans: Prostitution, Literature, and Drama, 1500-1650 (Ashgate, 2012) and Kay Stanton, Shakespeare’s ‘Whores’: Erotics, Politics, and Poetics (Palgrave, 2014). Vol: 69, Issue: 3, Page: 1199-1202. Renaissance Quarterly.
- Spiess, S. (2019). Baffling Comedy, Baffling Ourselves (Response to Adam Zucker, "Baffling Terms”): Blind Spots of Knowledge in Shakespeare’s World: A Conversation. Page: 39-41. Medieval Institute Publications (Refereed).
- Spiess, S. (2019). “Towards an Epistemology of the Stage?" (Response to Supriya Chaudhuri, “Seeing and Knowing in Othello”): Blind Spots of Knowledge in Shakespeare's World: A Conversation. Page: 92-95. Medieval Institute Publications (Refereed).
- Spiess, S. (2019). The Epistemology of Violence in The Comedie of Errors: Blind Spots of Knowledge in Shakespeare’s World: A Conversation. Page: 143-152. Medieval Institute Publications (Refereed).
- Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (2017)
- Modern Language Association (2013)
- Renaissance Society of America (2012)
- Shakespeare Association of America (2008)