Associate Professor of English
- Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 2004
- M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, 2000
- B.A., University of Wyoming, 1997
Areas of Interest
- Early modern English literature, especially women writers
- Literature and the Environment
- Literature and Science
- Film Studies (especially gender and film)
Mothers of Science: Women, Nature, and Writing in Early Modern English Literature. An ecofeminist literary history of science that examines how the relationship between women and nature in seventeenth-century England made possible women’s marginalization from developing scientific discourse at the same time women used this connection to empower themselves in knowledge-making practices.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Lynne Bruckner, Jennifer Munroe, and Ed Geisweidt, ed. Ecological Approaches to Early Modern Texts: A Field Guide to Reading and Teaching, (forthcoming), Ashgate Press.
- Munroe, Jennifer (editorial consultant). Shakespeare and Ecocriticism. Columbia, SC: Layman Poupard Publishing, LLC (forthcoming, part of Shakespearean Criticism series).
- Munroe, Jennifer and Rebecca Laroche, ed. Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
- Gender and the Garden in Early Modern English Literature. Ashgate Press, 2008.
- Making Gardens of Their Own: Gardening Manuals For Women, 1500-1750. Series III. Early Englishwomen in Print. Ashgate Press, 2007.
- Munroe, Jennifer and Rebecca Laroche. “On a Bank of Rue; or Material Ecofeminist Inquiry and the Garden of Richard II, Act III, scene iv.” (forthcoming in Shakespeare Studies, 2013).
- Munroe, Jennifer. “’My innocent diversion of gardening’: Mary Somerset’s Plants.” Renaissance Studies 25: 111-23 (2011). Reprinted in Locus Amoenus. Ed. Alexander Samson. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, pp. 111-123.
- Munroe, Jennifer and Rebecca Laroche, ed. “Introduction.” Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 (1-14).
- Munroe, Jennifer. “First ‘Mother of Science’: Milton’s Eve, Knowledge, and Nature” In Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity. Ed. Jennifer Munroe and Rebecca Laroche. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 (37-54).
- Munroe, Jennifer. “It’s all about the gillyvors: Engendering Art and Nature in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.” In Ecocritical Shakespeare, ed. Lynne Bruckner and Daniel Brayton. Ashgate Press, 2011 (139-54).
- Munroe, Jennifer and Kirk Melnikoff. "Seasoning the Sonnet, Playing Poets: The Sonnet Slam as Extrapedagogical Event." Pedagogy, 7.2 (December 2006): 253-76.
- "Gender, Class, and the Art of Gardening." Prose Studies. 28.2 (August 2006): 197-210.
- 'In this strang labourinth how shall I turne?': Gardening, Needlework, and Writing in Mary Wroth's Pamphilia to Amphilanthus." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature.(24. 1: 35-55. Spring, 2005).
- “Science in the Kitchen?: Using Nature and Making Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century Women’s Recipes.” (Renaissance Speaker Series) Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, April, 2012
- “Speaking Sonnets in Romeo and Juliet.” East Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte, NC, April, 2008
- “Lavinia and The Myth of Woman-As-Nature.” European Shakespeare Research Association. Montpellier, France. June, 2013
- “’I can interpret all her martyred signs’; or, the Dangers of Speaking For Nature and Women in Titus Andronicus.” Shakespeare Association of America. (Part of “New Directions in Shakespeare and Ecocriticism” Panel.) Toronto, Canada. March, 2013.
- “When an “innocent diversion of gardening” Becomes Science: Mary Somerset and the Gendering of Work with Plants.” Shakespeare Association of America. Boston, MA. April, 2012.
- “Science in the Kitchen: Women’s Medical Recipes and the Making of Knowledge.” Renaissance Society of America. Washington, DC. March, 2012.
- “Science in the Kitchen: Women’s Medical Recipes and the Making of Knowledge.” International Shakespeare Association. Prague, Czech Republic. July, 2011.
- “First Mother of Science: Milton’s Eve, Knowledge, and Nature.” (Part of “Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity” Panel.) ASLE. Bloomington, IN. June, 2011.
- “Rethinking the Ecofeminist/Feminist Dialogue: or, When Matter Matters.” Shakespeare Association of America. Bellevue, WA. April, 2011.
- “When Domestic Work Becomes Science.” North American Conference on British Studies. Baltimore, MD. November, 2010.
- “It’s All About the Gillyvors: Art and Nature in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.” UNC Charlotte Shakespeare in Action Center Annual Colloquium. Charlotte, NC. April, 2009.
- “On the Edge of Flora’s Court: Eve as the ‘Mother of Science’ in Paradise Lost.” Shakespeare Association of America. Dallas, TX. March, 2008
- “Making Their Mark: Manuscript Writing and Reconstructing a History of Women's Gardening.” Chicago, IL. February, 2007
- “He Said, She Said: Early Modern Women's Gardening Communities and the Sexual Politics of the Domestic Sphere.” Still Kissing the Rod, Oxford, UK, July, 2005
- A Garden-Space for Women in Aemilia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (‘Hail, God, King of the Jews').” Renaissance Society of America, Cambridge, UK, April, 2005
- “'Planting English' and Cultivating the Gentleman: Spenser's Gardens.” SCMLA, New Orleans, LA October, 2004
- ENGL 2401: Survey of British Literature I
- ENGL 3100: Approaches to Literature
- ENGL 3301: Survey of British Literature I
- ENGL 3050: Gender and Film
- ENGL 4050: Film: The Coen Brothers
- ENGL 4050: Sex and the Silver Screen
- ENGL 4050: Gender and Shakespeare
- ENGL 4050: Shakespeare and the Natural World
- ENGL 4050: 17th Century British Literature
- ENGL 4114: Milton
- ENGL 5050: Sex and the Silver Screen
- ENGL 5050: Film: The Coen Brothers
- ENGL 5050: Gender and Shakespeare
- ENGL 5050: Shakespeare and the Natural World
- ENGL 5050: 17th Century British Literature
- ENGL 5114: Milton
- ENGL 6070: Gender, Science, and Nature
- ENGL 6070: Early Modern Women Writers
- ENGL 6101: Introduction to Graduate Studies
- Founding Member, Shakespeare in Action: Center for the Study of Performance and Culture, UNC Charlotte, 2007-present.
- Adjunct Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, UNC Charlotte, 2004-present