Rebecca Totaro, Ph.D.: August 2018 FGCU Author Series Nominee

Congratulations to Rebecca Totaro, Ph.D., our 56th honoree in the FGCU Author Series of recently published books authored or edited by FGCU faculty and staff. Dr. Totaro’s book Meteorology and Physiology in Early Modern Culture will be featured on the Library website during August 2018 and displayed on a poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area.

Rebecca Totaro, Ph.D., is Professor of English, teaching the literature and culture of early modern England. Her emphasis is on Shakespeare and on writing produced in response to the bubonic plague and other complex natural phenomena. Editor of Cultural Inquiries in English Literature, 1400-1700 – an award-winning book series with Penn State University Press (formerly known as Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies, with Duquesne UP), she is also recipient of the Monroe Kirk Spears Award from SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 for "Securing Sleep in Hamlet.” She is the author and editor of several books, including most recently Meteorology and Physiology in Early Modern Culture: Earthquakes, Human Identity, and Textual Representation, Routledge Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture (Routledge, 2018).

Each month a recent book authored by FGCU staff or faculty is selected and placed on display with an accompanying poster on the first floor of Library West in the FGCU Authors and New Books area. The author and book are also featured on the Library’s website, news blog, and Facebook page. FGCU faculty and staff are encouraged to notify the relevant subject specialist librarian if they publish a book.