Jane Donawerth teaches and publishes on history of rhetoric and rhetorical theory by women, early modern women’s writing, Shakespeare, pedagogy, and science fiction by women. She is a University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar Teacher, and has won 7 teaching awards, 2 NEH fellowships, a career award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, and a career award for gender study in SF by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. She has published books on Shakespeare, science fiction by women, and most recently, Conversational Rhetoric: The Rise and Fall of a Women’s Tradition 1600 to 1900. She also co-translated selected rhetorical works by Madeleine de Scudéry, and was founding co-editor of the award-winning journal, Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Her former graduate students are teaching across the United States and in Canada, and she is currently co-editing with one of them, Rebecca Lush, Selected Pamphlets by Margaret Fell for The Other Voice Series.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison, 1975