Faculty & Staff

Dr. Abigail R. Scherer

Title: Associate Professor of English
Department: English, Modern Languages & Cultural Studies
Email: abigail.scherer@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-448-4861
Dept. Phone: 985-448-4453
Office Location: Peltier Hall, 246H



B.A. Sarah Lawrence College B.A.
City College of New York
Ph.D. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa



“Mucedorus’s Wild Man: Disorderly Acts on the Early Modern Stage,” Renaissance Papers 1999.
“Embracing Lucia: Reading Robert Herrick’s “The Vine.” John Donne Journal, 2009.
“Celebrating Idleness: Antony and Cleopatra and Play Theory.” Comparative Drama, 2010.
“The ‘Sweet Toyle’ of Blissful Bowers: Arresting Idleness in the English Renaissance” in
Idleness, Indolence and Leisure in English Literature, 2014.


“A Guide to William Faulkner’s ‘Barn Burning,'” The Society for the Study of the American Short Story.
“Lutes, Lovers, and Lyric Poetry,” The 16th Century Society Conference.
“Margaret Cavendish’s Poetic Discoveries,” South Central Renaissance Conference.


ENGL 482: Literature of the Middle Ages
HUMA 350: Classical Mythology
ENGL 330: Introduction to Poetry
ENGL 315: British Literature 1
ENGL 215: Literature of Wonder
ENGL 215: Prison Literature
ENGL 102: Freshman Composition II
ENGL 101: Freshman Composition I