Theresia de Vroom, Director: Theresia de Vroom is Professor of English Literature, Director of the Marymount Institute for Faith, Culture and the Arts, and Editor of the Marymount Institute Press.
The main focus of her research is the work of William Shakespeare. She is also trained in interdisciplinary studies with a more general focus on Comparative Medieval and Renaissance Drama. She has written extensively on medieval women mystics, medieval beast epics, and Elizabethan and Jacobean poetry and drama. She has published translations of medieval French and Netherlandic plays and she has just completed a book on the role of the heroine in Shakespeare’s tragicomedies called The Lady Vanishes to be published in '14.
Theresia de Vroom has been at LMU since earning her PH.D. in 1988. She has taught courses in comparative Medieval and Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Jacobean Drama, the history of British Literature, and interdisciplinary courses as various as: the study of genius; the images of death; the double in art, film and literature; and women reading & writing. She was director of LMU's Honors Program for seven years. In 1998, she received the Lois P. and Donald H. Graves Award for Excellence in Teaching. She lives in Santa Monica, CA. during the school year and in Oxford, England in the summertime.