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Simonetta, Rachael Deagman Instructor

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  • Rachael Deagman works on late medieval and early modern British literature. Currently, she is revising a book chapter for a collected volume called _Rethinking the Secular in the Age of Shakespeare_. The chapter argues that Shakespeare and Fletcher's 'All is True' appropriates from the medieval morality play, 'The Castle of Perseverance,' a representation of penitence by means of a complex spatial hermeneutics that weds sacred and secular space. Her interdisciplinary book project, _Visualizing Virtue_, shows how architecture provides an unrecognized model of virtue formation in late medieval English literature; writers figure virtue, sin and salvation in spatial terms.

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  • medieval studies, medieval and early modern literature and culture, poetry, drama, visual studies, architectural history, religious studies

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