Rosemary Kegl works on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English Renaissance literature and culture. Her research interests include the complicated relationships among the formal properties of Renaissance writing, the tensions in Renaissance society, and the texture of a utopian sensibility; among various models of literary and historical analysis; and among sites and kinds of intellectual activity. She is currently working on two book manuscripts, Revisiting Death in English Renaissance Drama: Apostrophe, Tragicomedy, and Utopia andTabloid Shakespeare at the 1934 Chicago World's Fair. The first project analyzes the considerable interpretive demands that staged death places on the plays’ characters and their Renaissance audiences. The second brings together a series of essays (on topics like archival research, education, historical criticism, intellectual activity, interdisciplinary analysis, and popular culture) occasioned by the interpretive questions that arise when we examine the inclusion of Shakespeare’s abbreviated plays in Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition.