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Gina Bloom

  • Associate Professor
269 Voorhies
Office Hours: T 3:45-4:45; R 3-4; and by appt.
Phone: (530) 752-5599


Gina Bloom joined the UC Davis English faculty in 2007. Before coming to Davis, she taught at the University of Iowa and Lawrence University. Her areas of interest include early modern English literature, especially Shakespeare and drama, gender and feminist theory, theater history and performance, sound studies, and digital humanities. Her first book, Voice in Motion: Staging Gender, Shaping Sound in Early Modern England (University of Pennsylvania Press, Material Texts series, 2007), won the award for best book of the year from the The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. She has held fellowships from the Institute for the Study of Humanities at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, the Folger Library, the Huntington Library, and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). And she is the Book Review Editor for the journalTheatre Survey. Current print projects include a book about games and spectatorship in the early modern English theater. Digital projects include essays in the Folger Luminary iPad app for Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream and a collaborative project (with students and faculty in the UCD ModLab) to produce a Shakespeare video game, Play the Knave.


Publication Spotlight

Voice in Motion: Staging Gender, Shaping Sound in Early Modern England.  University of Pennsylvania Press, Material Texts series, 2007.

Bloom Book

"Bloom's interest in voice in the theater is grounded in early modern ideas about the human body and the mechanics of vocal production. The range of plays on which she draws lets her combine new readings of canonical works with fresh attention to less well known texts. Voice in Motion is a book of interdisciplinary reach, solid scholarship, and imaginative resonance."—Bruce Smith, University of Southern California

"This book should be given pride of place on every feminist bookshelf."—Theatre Journal

 "one of the best books of the year, as enjoyable as it is significant."—"Recent Studies in Tudor and Stuart Drama," Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900.

Other Selected Publications


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    Education & Interests:

    1. M.A., Ph.D., and Certificate in Women's Studies, University of Michigan
    2. B.A., University of Pennsylvania


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