Kris McAbee, PhD

Co-Director, School of Literary and Performing Arts

  • Rank: Associate Professor of English, Affiliate in Gender Studies
  • Office: 501-U Stabler Hall
  • Office Phone: 501-916-5844
  • Email:
  • Pronouns: she/her/hers

Educational Background

  • PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • M.A., New York University
  • B.S., Highest Honors, Vanderbilt University

Areas of Focus

Renaissance Literature, Digital Humanities, Feminist Cultural Studies

Selected Publications

  • Author
    • “Resuscitability and ‘Excellent New’ Early Modern Verse” in New Technologies and Renaissance Studies 2
    • “‘No public glory vainly I pursue’: The Paradox of Printing Sonneteers” in Early Modern Culture
    • “Love Pleasant” and “Humours, Frollicks, etc.” (essays on the Pepysian ballad categories together with ballad selections) in Broadside Ballads from the Pepys Collection
  • Coauthor
    • “Vexed Impressions: Toward a Digital Archive of Broadside Ballad Illustrations” in Digitizing Medieval and Early Modern Culture
    • “Ballad Creation and Circulation” in Broadside Ballads from the Pepys Collection
    • “The English Broadside Ballad Archive: from Theory to Practice” in Teaching Early Modern Literature from the Archives
  • Coeditor