Maria Carrig's teaching and research focus on Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, as well as the religion and magic beliefs of the early modern period. She 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 also studied Latin and Italian in Italy, earning a certificate from the Università per stranieri in Siena.
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. She is currently working on a long-term project on Renaissance comic theory and its relation to theatrical practice in Shakespeare, Jonson and Middleton.
Outside the library, she loves to take students to theater in Chicago and Milwaukee, and on Carthage's annual trip to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario. She recently completed an article on contemporary revivals of Renaissance comedies. She joined the Carthage faculty in 2002.
"Professor Carrig is so knowledgeable and poses questions that force students to think critically. She has pushed me really hard in my writing projects. She also has a great sense of humor, so she brings a lot of personality to her lectures."
— Megan Harrison '13
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