Dr. Abigail Scherer

Associate Professor of English

B.A., Sarah Lawrence College; Ph.D., University of Alabama

Areas of Specialization:
Medieval literature; British renaissance drama; Drama

Courses Taught:

English 101 & 102

English 256: Poetry and Drama

English 307: Studies in Shakespeare

English 315: British Literature I

English 451: 16th and 17th Century Literature

English 482: Literature of the Middle Ages



“Celebrating Idleness: Antony and Cleopatra and Play Theory.” Comparative Drama

“Embracing Lucia: Reading Robert Herrick’s ‘The Vine.'” The John Donne Journal

“Otiose Leisure: Idleness and Indolence in British Literature,” chapter in Idleness in Early Modern England, forthcoming


“William Faulker’s ‘Barn Burning’: Ante-bellum Architecture and ‘Negro Sweat,'” presented at 36th Southern Comparative Literature Association Conference.

Contact information:
246B Peltier Hall
Phone: 985.448.4861
E-mail: abigail.scherer@nicholls.edu