April is the cruelest month, and I am currently treading water in a sea of ungraded essays. That’s the backdrop for why I am so thrilled to announce that my book, Cognition, Mindreading, and Shakespeare’s Characters, will be published in 2019 as part of Palgrave Macmillan’s Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance Series! Thanks so much to everyone who has helped this project come to fruition, in particular my mentor Sharon O’Dair and everyone with the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama.
Thanks as well to Steve Burch, Tricia McElroy, Jen Drouin Perso, and Chase Wrenn for reading drafts and providing feedback, to Michelle Dowd for continued Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies support, to Kate Matheny for editing, and to Alissa Helms for supporting me, keeping me sane, and treading the waters of academia hand in hand with me! And to everyone else who has helped me along the path: social media doesn’t have enough space for me to thank everyone individually, so you’ll all have to settle for a hug in person.