Molly Hand

Lecturer, Entrepreneur in Residence
WMS 423
Academic and professional editing and writing, early modern cultural studies

MOLLY HAND, (Ph.D., Florida State University, 2009) is a scholar and editor with backgrounds in academic and technical writing, editing, and research. She is Entrepreneur in Residence in the College of Arts and Sciences, where she serves as Editing Internship Program Director in the Department of English and teaches courses in the Editing-Writing-Media and Literature concentrations. She is working to encourage critical conversation around professionalism among English students, to build a greater network of internship opportunities in the Tallahassee area and beyond, and to establish a structure of support and resources around the internship program to provide students with the necessary tools for success and career readiness.

Before assuming her current role, she taught, worked in state government, and worked as an independent contractor, providing editorial and research services primarily for scholarly works: critical editions, scholarly monographs, a peer-reviewed journal. Her own scholarly work is published in peer-reviewed journals and collections.


  • Animals and Animality in the Literary Field. Co-editor, with Bruce Boehrer and Brian Massumi. Cambridge Critical Concepts series. Cambridge University Press, under contract.
  • "Animals, the Devil, and the Sacred in Early Modern English Culture." In Animals and Animality in the Literary Field, edited by Boehrer, Hand, and Massumi. Cambridge University Press, under contract.
  • "Works Excluded from This Edition." With Jennifer Keith. In The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Anne Finch, vol. 1, edited by Jennifer Keith. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • "'More lies than true tales': Skepticism in Middleton's Mock-Prognostications." In The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton, edited by Gary Taylor and Trish Henley. Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • "'You take no labour': Women Workers of Magic in Early Modern England." In Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama, edited by Michelle Dowd and Natasha Korda. Ashgate, 2011.
  • "'Now is hell landed here upon the earth': Renaissance Poverty and Witchcraft in Thomas Middleton's The Black Book." Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 31.1 (Winter 2008, published Summer 2008): 69-94.


  • "Finland." Women's Lives Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Europe. ABC-CLIO Greenwood Press. Forthcoming.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream. Performance Review. Shakespeare Bulletin 33.3 (Fall 2015): 505-508.
  • "Laura Johnson: Seeing Shakespeare Rooted in Red Clay." Beyond the Magnolias. Edited by Cameron Williams. March 3, 2015.
  • Women's Writings on Christian Spirituality (a historical anthology). Compiler and editor. Dover Thrift Editions, 2013.
  • "Marlowe's Doctor Faustus: The 1604 Text in Context." Program Essay. Performance of Doctor Faustus. The Shakespeare Tavern. October, 2013.
  • Doctor Faustus. Performance Review. Shakespeare Bulletin 31.1 (Spring 2013): 133-36.
  • "Review of Ye Yan (The Banquet)." Shakespeare 4.4 (December 2008).


  • Fall 2017: ENL 4220 - Renaissance Poetry and Prose: From the Canon to Popular Literature
  • Spring 2017: ENG 3084 - History of Illustrated Texts
  • Fall 2016: ENG 3416 - Writing and Editing for Print and Online (WEPO)
  • Summer 2016: ENG 3084 - History of Illustrated Texts; ENL 4161 - Renaissance Drama; ENL 5227 - Renaissance Drama