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Dr. Sabina Amanbayeva, Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Sabina Amanbayeva, Assistant Professor of English

B.A., American University in Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad; Ph.D., University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Sabina Amanbayeva

Kaufman Hall, 209L

(337) 475-5143

Special Responsibilities

  • Member, English Education Committee
  • Member, Facutly Senate
  • Member, Curriculum Committee
  • Member, General Education Assessment
  • Advisor, English Education Students

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, particularly drama
  • Affect theory; queer theory; early modern historical phenomenology
  • Literary Criticism
  • Russian and Soviet reception of Shakespeare; Russian translations of Shakespeare
  • World literature

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Shakespeare Association of America
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
  • Modern Language Association


  • "Remembering Soviet Shakespeare in Elena Chizhova's Little Zaches (2000) and The Time of Women (2009)." The International Shakepearean Yearbook (2019), forthcoming.
  • "Laughter in Twelfth Night and Beyond: Affect and Identity in Early Modern Performance." Early Modern Literary Studies 17.2 (2014).
  • [Book Review], "Passion and Subjectivity in Early Modern Culture, eds. Brian Cummings and Freya Sierhus, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2013." Early Modern Literary Studies 19.1 (2016).

Work in Progress

  • Laughter and the Politics of Affect in Early Modern English Literature, 1590-1610 [book project based on 2015 dissertation]