Katherine Rowe (Ph.D., Harvard) teaches and writes about literature and media change. Trained as a Shakespeare scholar, she turned her attention to questions of media history and adaptation. Her courses explore the history of reading, writing and performance, from the Renaissance to the digital age. A recipient of grants from the NEH, the Mellon Foundation, and the PA Department of Education that support her work in the digital humanities, Prof. Rowe is Associate Editor of The Cambridge Guide to the Worlds of Shakespeare, a principle investigator for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s F21 Project, and a Trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America. She has longstanding interests in faculty development, undergraduate research, and curricular innovation.
Prof. Rowe is cofounder of Luminary Digital Media, a small commercial publisher of next-generation mobile reading experiences, including Shakespeare’s The Tempest for iPad.
On spring afternoons you may also find Prof. Rowe coaching the Lower Merion High School Girls Ultimate Frisbee team – the 2009, 2010, and 2013 USA Ultimate Pennsylvania State Champions.