• Role:

  • Position:

    • Instructor
  • Concentration:

    • Literature and Composition
  • Department:

    • English and University Composition Program
  • Education:

    • PhD, Ohio State University


Elizabeth Steinway is a lecturer in the Department of English and teaches courses in composition and British literature. Her research interests include representations of pregnancy and maternity in early modern literature and culture; sixteenth and seventeenth century midwifery and gynecological texts; and the narration of reproductive knowledge. She has published essays on the portrayals of pregnancy, infanticide, and kinship in early modern drama.


"Why weren't women allowed to act in Shakespeare's plays?" Curious Kids, The Conversation,21 March 2022.

“In Search of Alternative Kinship: Pregnancy Without Proof in All’s Well That Ends Well.” Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, vol. 33, 2020, pp. 274-296.

Narrating Pregnancy and Childbirth: Infanticide and the Dramatization of Reproductive Knowledge.”Humanities, 2018 (4): 120. Special Issue: Regulation and Resistance: Gender and Coercive Power in Early Modern Literature.