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  • Maria Carrig, Associate Professor of English, Theatre, and Great Ideas
    Carthage College

Maria Carrig

Professor of English, Theatre, and Great Ideas

Lentz Hall 311

  • Biography
  • Education
  • Courses

Maria Carrig specializes in Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, as well as magic and witchcraft beliefs of the early modern period. She also teaches the classical tradition, early horror fiction, and the Senior Seminar in literary theory. She recently published a series of interviews and reviews on theater and culture in the Chicago area for the local newspaper Evanston Roundtable.

Before coming to Carthage, Professor Carrig was a teaching fellow at Yale University and an assistant professor of English at Loyola University Chicago, where she helped start a Great Books program.

Outside the library, she frequently take students to theater in Chicago and Milwaukee, and coordinates the annual Shakespeare Sonnet Festival, the Humanities Colloquium series, and Carthage’s annual trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario.

Professor Carrig earned her B.A. in English literature and Greek from Bryn Mawr College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature from Yale University. She studied Latin and Italian in Italy, earning a certificate from the Università per Stranieri in Siena. She is the recipient of Carthage’s Distinguished Professor of the Year award (2013), and the Quality of Life Award (2004) for founding the International Poetry Festival. She joined the Carthage faculty in 2002.

  • Ph.D., M.A. — English Literature, Yale University
  • B.A. — English Literature, Bryn Mawr College
  • B.A. — Greek, Bryn Mawr College
  • ENG 1060 Interpreting Literature: Early Horror Fiction
  • ENG 1160 Introduction to Literary Studies
  • ENG 2020 English Literary Traditions I
  • ENG 2040 The Classical Tradition in Literature
  • ENG 3010 Literature in its Time I: Magic and Witchcraft in Renaissance Literature
  • ENG 3100 Literature and Gender
  • ENG 3110 Shakespeare
  • ENG 3150 The Works of Edmund Spenser
  • ENG 3150 The Works of John Milton
  • ENG 4100 Senior Seminar
  • THR 3270 History of Classical Theatre
  • Maria Carrig, Associate Professor of English, Theatre, and Great Ideas
    Carthage College

Maria Carrig

Maria Carrig specializes in Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, as well as magic and witchcraft beliefs of the early modern period. She also teaches the classical tradition, early horror fiction, and the Senior Seminar in literary theory. She recently published a series of interviews and reviews on theater and culture in the Chicago area for the local newspaper Evanston Roundtable.

Before coming to Carthage, Professor Carrig was a teaching fellow at Yale University and an assistant professor of English at Loyola University Chicago, where she helped start a Great Books program.

Outside the library, she frequently take students to theater in Chicago and Milwaukee, and coordinates the annual Shakespeare Sonnet Festival, the Humanities Colloquium series, and Carthage’s annual trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario.

Professor Carrig earned her B.A. in English literature and Greek from Bryn Mawr College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature from Yale University. She studied Latin and Italian in Italy, earning a certificate from the Università per Stranieri in Siena. She is the recipient of Carthage’s Distinguished Professor of the Year award (2013), and the Quality of Life Award (2004) for founding the International Poetry Festival. She joined the Carthage faculty in 2002.

Brief Bio

Maria Carrig specializes in Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, as well as magic and witchcraft beliefs of the early modern period. She also teaches the classical tradition, early horror fiction and the Senior Seminar in literary theory. She coordinates the Shakespeare Sonnet Festival as well as Carthage’s annual trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario.

Title

Professor of English, Theatre, and Great Ideas

Email Address

mcarrig@carthage.edu

Phone Number

262-551-6645

Office Location

Lentz Hall 311

Education

  • Ph.D., M.A. — English Literature, Yale University
  • B.A. — English Literature, Bryn Mawr College
  • B.A. — Greek, Bryn Mawr College

Courses

  • ENG 1060 Interpreting Literature: Early Horror Fiction
  • ENG 1160 Introduction to Literary Studies
  • ENG 2020 English Literary Traditions I
  • ENG 2040 The Classical Tradition in Literature
  • ENG 3010 Literature in its Time I: Magic and Witchcraft in Renaissance Literature
  • ENG 3100 Literature and Gender
  • ENG 3110 Shakespeare
  • ENG 3150 The Works of Edmund Spenser
  • ENG 3150 The Works of John Milton
  • ENG 4100 Senior Seminar
  • THR 3270 History of Classical Theatre
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