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Jessica Apolloni

Jessica Apolloni

Assistant Professor

McMurran Hall 201J
(757) 594-8713


  • BA in English Literature, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Ph D in English, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature
Crime Narratives
Legal Fictions
Mediterranean Studies
Literary Foundations (Ancient through 17th century)
Literature and Social Justice


Law and Literature
Poetics of Power and Justice
Early Modern Globalization


Dr. Apolloni has degrees in English Literature, Global Studies, and Italian from the University of Minnesota. In addition to her interests in comparative literature and globalization, Dr. Apolloni’s research focuses on connections between literary texts and understandings of law, authority, and justice. Her work has been supported by grants from Fulbright and the Mellon Foundation and her scholarship and reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from 'Shakespeare Bulletin,' 'Studies in Philology,' 'The Journal for the Study of British Cultures,' 'Forum Italicum,' and 'Early Theatre.'

  • Book Review
    (2018). Review of Derek Dunne. Shakespeare, Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law: Vindictive Justice. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Early Theatre. Volume, 21. Issue, 1. Pages, 177-180.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). "'Ravisht Justice'": Transnational Law and Disorder in the Works of John Webster". ANQ: Special Issue on John Webster’s Theater of (Dis)obedience and Damnation. Volume, 31. Issue, 3. Pages, 168-175.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2017). Local Communities and Central Power in Shakespeare’s Transnational Law. Studies in Philology. Volume, 114 (Winter). Pages, 124-147.
  • Jessica Apolloni, "Academy for the Advanced Study of the Renaissance Fellowship," Sponsored by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Jessica Apolloni, "Fulbright Fellowship (Italy),"

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