Karoline Szatek-Tudor earned her Ph.D. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is both a Shakespeare/early modern and a literature and criticism specialist who teaches at Curry College in Milton, MA. 2015 1-4955-0418-2
She has also chaired conference sessions, presented papers, and participated in seminars at numerous national and international conferences, including the Modern Language Association annual convention; the biannual Blackfriars Conference; the Shakespeare Society of America; the Renaissance Society of America; the Region, Nation, and Literature Association; and the International Shakespeare Association.
This ground breaking work is a comprehensive study that applies art, dramatic, and literary theory to examine the shaping effects of negative/positive space in English Renaissance pastoral drama from 1590-1640. This innovative approach to a genre long overlooked includes both major and minor plays which are examined to show how dramatists used the theory of negative/ positive space to write and dramatize their plays.