Evelyn Tribble


Associate Dean for Humanities and Undergraduate Affairs



Evelyn Tribble is a Professor of English and the Associate Dean for Humanities and Undergraduate Affairs, at UConn. Her research interests center around Shakespeare, performance, memory, and skill. She explores theatrical history through the lens of Distributed Cognition, asking how Shakespeare’s company met the astonishing cognitive demands of their profession, particularly the performance of up to six different plays a week.


Tribble is the author of:

  • Margins and Marginality: The Printed Page in Early Modern England (Virginia, 1993).
  • Writing Material: Readings from Plato to the Digital Age (with Anne Trubek, Longmans, 2003).
  • Cognitive Ecologies and the History of Remembering (with Nicholas Keene, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
  • Cognition in the Globe: Attention and Memory in Shakespeare’s Theatre (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
  • Early Modern Actors and Shakespeare’s Theatre: Thinking with the Body (Arden Bloomsbury, 2017).
  • The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and Science (with Howard Marchitello, Palgrave, 2017).

She has also published articles in Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare, Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Studies, and Textual Practice, and ELH, among others. Tribble’s current research projects include the Arden 4 edition of Merry Wives of Windsor, and a book on magic and performance in early modern England.

Evelyn Tribble
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Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut
Department of English
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4025
Storrs, CT 06269-4025
Office LocationAUST 144
Office HoursTu 11:00 - 12 & W 11-12 (In person)