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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

“The Political Aesthetics of Anne Boleyn’s Queenship in Henry VIII, or All is True.” Shakespeare’s Queens (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), eds. Valerie Schutte & Kavita Mudan Finn.

“Education and Agency in The Miseries of Mavillia.” Explorations in Renaissance Culture 42.2 (Fall 2016): 190-211.

“Domestic Economy and Domestic Security: The English Housewife and her Nation.” Appositions 9 (September 2016). Web.


Dr. Rebecca M. Quoss-Moore earned her Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas. Her first book project focuses on poetry, gender, and subversive rhetoric at the court of Henry VIII. The work examines courtier-poets as performers whose compositions are expressive projections of their resistance to imposed social changes and restores the centrality of women to the system of coding and subversion within which these performers worked.

Her ongoing research extends her work with early modern women writers, with their preservations of resistant voices, and with reading and writing systems as responses to dominant cultural forces. Her research interests include the global early modern, broadly defined; gender, queer, and feminist theories; and subversive verse.

After serving as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at the University of Arkansas, Dr. Quoss-Moore worked as an editor, collaborating with professional writers on everything from fantasy novels to dental reconstruction research. She was a long-time volunteer with the Northwest Arkansas Center for Equality and with Fayetteville Animal Services. She is especially invested in helping students navigate successful self-expressions.

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 2:00-3:00

Tuesday 10:30-12:30

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