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Taylor Hare

Taylor Hare

English Graduate Assistant

4 Burrowes Building, Cubicle K

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building


Office Hours:

  • Spring 2021: feel free to email to set up an appointment


  1. M.A., English, Penn State University
  2. B.A., English, Union University

Professional Bio

Taylor studies early modern literature as a first-year PhD student in the English department at Penn State. Broadly speaking, his research explores literature's participation in the culture of the European Reformation. His most recent work investigates printed text as a vector for the transnational movement of Reformation and Counter-Reformation ideas; what rhetorical tactics do early modern writers employ as they define and/or defend themselves against accusations of political and religious radicalism? What role(s) does print play as a mediating force in the performance of dissenting identities? This current project employs materialist methodologies of bibliography and book history and emphasizes the voices of writers whose works lie outside of a traditional early modern literary canon.

In addition, Taylor’s interests encompass early modern drama, especially the opportunities drama presents for practicing critical pedagogy. He has served as the graduate assistant for The Digital Beaumont & Fletcher (1647) project, which uses TEI encoding guidelines to teach editorial theory and to structure student-generated, open-access editions of plays from Penn State's copy of the 1647 Beaumont & Fletcher folio. This spring, he and fellow graduate student Audrey Gradzewicz will lead a course on Shakespeare and creative writing at Quehanna Boot Camp (a Pennsylvania Department of Corrections facility) as a part of Penn State’s Restorative Justice Initiative.