Molly Hand

Associate 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 foster critical conversation around professionalism among English students and to maintain 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. In her own research, she specializes in early modern cultural studies, with a focus on witchcraft and animal studies.


  • Animals, Animality, and Literature. Co-editor, with Bruce Boehrer and Brian Massumi. Cambridge Critical Concepts series. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • "Animals, the Devil, and the Sacred in Early Modern English Culture." In Animals, Animality, and Literature, edited by Boehrer, Hand, and Massumi. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • "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. 2018.
  • 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).

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