Kris McAbee, Ph.D.

Co-Director, School of Literary and Performing Arts

Associate Professor of English, Affiliate in Gender Studies

Office: 501-U Stabler Hall
Phone: 501-916-5844
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Educational Background

Ph.D., 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


  • “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


  • “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