Anna Ullmann

Anna Ullmann

Assistant Professor

    Bradley Hall 395
    (309) 677-2480


PhD, Early Modern English Literature and Culture, Loyola University Chicago
MA, English, Loyola University Chicago
BA, English and Sociology, Kalamazoo College


Anna Ullmann earned her PhD in early British literature with a concentration in Marxist literary theory from Loyola University Chicago in 2018. She taught for 6 years at Loyola before joining the Bradley faculty in 2019. She has worked with the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre writing reviews for performances, art exhibits, and original Shakespeare-inspired theatre productions as part of their 2016:400 Years of Shakespearecelebration. She enjoys working with students both in and outside the classroom, and currently serves as the faculty advisor for the Bradley chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. When she’s not reading or teaching, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and yoga. She lives in Peoria with her husband, two children, and two cats.

Professional Experience

Making Commotion: Riot and Protest in the Texts of 2Henry VI.” Studies in Philology, forthcoming.

Too slight a thing: Jane Shore, Womanhood, and Ideological Conflict in Thomas Heywood’s Edward IV.” Intersectionalities of Class in Early Modern English Drama, edited by Ronda Arab and Laurie Ellinghausen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2023.

Gentle Craft: Genre and Ideology in Thomas Dekker’s The Shoemaker’s Holiday.The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, vol. 21, no. 1, 2021, pp. 26-55.


Dr. Ullmann teaches courses in early British literature, including British Literature to 1800, Shakespeare, and Medieval and Renaissance literature. She also teaches BCC courses on British literature and social class in literature, as well asEnglish Composition. She was named the Sigma Tau Delta Faculty Member of the Year for 2020-21.


Dr. Ullmann’s research focuses on early British drama, historiography, and class relations in Renaissance England. She looks at the ways that classes and other political entities understand themselves through shared histories and narratives, how these narratives and groups evolve over time, and how literature, particularly drama, helped both reflect and make these narratives in Renaissance England. She has presented work at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, the annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, and the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America.


Dr. Ullmann is a member of the English Education Committee and the Contractual Arrangements Committee of the University Senate.She is the faculty advisor for the Bradley chapter of Sigma Tau Delta.