Faith D. Acker

Faith D. Acker teaches composition at Southeastern Louisiana University. Her monograph, First Readers of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, 1590-1790 (Routledge, 2020), combines book history, manuscript studies, and editorial theory to show how early public and private readings of Shakespeare’s sonnets can and should expand our current critical examinations of these poems. Her newest project, tentatively titled Service and Satire in Early Modern English Epitaphs, examines more than a hundred early modern epitaphs in an attempt to consider private and local attitudes towards servants and tradesmen within a scholarly discourse that currently privileges fictional dramatic accounts above these more personal contexts.