Ruane Center for the Humanities LL29
Ph.D. - Brown University
Jessica Tabak researches disability and illness in 16th and 17th century literature. Her current project, entitled "Ill Forms in English Renaissance Literature," considers the relationship between painful illness and literary form in some of the period’s most definitive works. Its chapter on John Donne's Devotions appears in the January 2016 issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Jessica joined Providence College as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English and the college's Writing Specialist in Fall 2016.
Tabak, J. (2016) "'O Multiplied Misery!': The Disordered Medical Narrative of John Donne's Devotions.". Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.(46), 167–188.
Tabak, J. Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) Annual Meeting. SAA, New Orleans - "“Displacing the Clown: Unknowable Antics in Julius Caesar”" April, 2016
Tabak, J. Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Meeting. RSA, Boston - ""Therapeutic Geographies in Donne’s ‘Hymn to God my God, in my Sickness'"" March, 2016
Tabak, J. Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) Annual Meeting. SAA, Vancouver, BC - ""Warping Weft: Affective Interpretation in the House of Busirane"" April, 2015
Tabak, J. Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Meeting. MLA, Vancouver, BC - "Panel: Touching Subjects in Early Modern English Drama" January, 2015
Tabak, J. Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Annual Meeting. RSA, New York - "“Ambivalent Spectacle in The Faerie Queene, Book III”" March, 2014
Tabak, J. Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Meeting. MLA, Chicago, IL - ""Disabled by Degrees: Relative Deviance in Thomas Hill’s 'Contemplations of Mankinde'"" January, 2014