Prof. Laura Kolb

Laura Kolb


Location: VC 7-293
Phone: (646) 312-3931


Laura Kolb began teaching at Baruch in 2014, after receiving her PhD in English from the University of Chicago.  Her research examines the social and rhetorical dimensions of economic life in early modern English literature and culture.  Her current book project, focused primarily on dramatic and practical texts, explores the ways in which plays and handbooks imagine economic credit as both deeply interpersonal and highly manipulable, embedded in relationships and subject to alteration by means of artful language and skilled interpretation.  At Baruch, she teaches courses in Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama, British Literature, and Writing.  She has published articles on Renaissance plays and poetry in The Forum for Modern Language Studies and The Sidney Journal and has an essay on Ben Jonson forthcoming in Disgust in Early Modern English Literature (Ashgate).

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