- 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
- Laroche, Rebecca and Jennifer Munroe. Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory. Bloomsbury, 2017.
- Bruckner, Lynne, Jennifer Munroe, and Ed Geisweidt, ed. Ecological Approaches to Early Modern Texts: A Field Guide to Reading and Teaching, Ashgate Press, 2015.
- Munroe, Jennifer (editorial consultant). Shakespeare and Ecocriticism. Columbia, SC: Layman Poupard Publishing, LLC (part of Shakespearean Criticism series), 2014.
- Munroe, Jennifer and Rebecca Laroche (Munroe lead author). “Pest Control.” Ed. Joseph Campana and Keith Botelho. Lesser Living Creatures: Insect Life in the Renaissance. Penn State University Press (forthcoming).
- 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. “Women and Gardens.” Women Writers Online. Part of “30 Years, 30 Ideas” Series in Women Writers in Context.
Munroe, Jennifer and Rebecca Laroche. “Ecofeminist Studies.” Ed. Evelyn Gajowski. Arden Research Handbook to Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism. Arden/Bloomsbury (forthcoming).
- Laroche, Rebecca and Jennifer Munroe (equal co-authorship). “Teaching Environmental Justice and Early Modern Texts: The ‘Co’ in Collaboration.” Ed. Wendy Beth Hyman and Hillary Eklund. Teaching Social Justice Through Shakespeare. Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming).
Munroe, Jennifer. “Digital Studies At the Margins: Manuscript Sources and Inclusivity.” Shakespeare Newsletter 67(2) 2018: 80-81.
- Rebecca Laroche, Elaine Leong, Jennifer Munroe, Hillary M. Nunn, Lisa Smith, and Amy L. Tigner (Laroche lead author; others equal co-authorship). “Becoming Visible: Recipes in the Making.” Early Modern Studies Journal. 13(1) 2018: 132-142.
- Munroe, Jennifer. “Shakespeare and Ecocriticism Reconsidered.” Literature Compass 12.9 (2015): 461-70.
- Munroe, Jennifer. “Is It Ecocritical If It Isn’t Feminist?” Ed. Jennifer Munroe, Lynne Bruckner, and Ed Geisweidt. Ecological Approaches to Early Modern Texts. Ashgate Press, 2015 (37-50).
- Munroe, Jennifer and Rebecca Laroche. “On a Bank of Rue; or Material Ecofeminist Inquiry and the Garden of Richard II, Act III, scene iv.” (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).