Bard Faculty

Nancy S. Leonard

Professor of English; Director, Theology

Primary Academic Program: Literature

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Theology

Academic Expertise: Literature

Area of Specialization: Shakespeare; literary theory


A.B., Smith College; Ph.D., Indiana University. Assistant professor of English, University of Pennsylvania (1972–77). Member, Modern Language Association. Numerous articles and reviews on Shakespeare, poetry, and aesthetics in edited books and journals including Renaissance Drama, English Literary Renaissance, Huntington Library Quarterly. At Bard since 1977.

Research Interests: Theory of language; Emily Dickinson; Kierkegaard

Teaching Interests: Shakespeare; early modern literature; Lacan and psychoanalysis; political theology; theology


Phone: 845-758-7211