Martha Craig

Associate Professor

Bradley Hall 387
(309) 677-2463

Ph.D., Renaissance Literature, Purdue University


Taught at Purdue University and Ball State University before Bradley, where I am in my twelfth year. I live in Peoria. Have three children and two grandchildren.


I teach Shakespeare, Early English Lit, Western Civ, Milton, Renaissance Lit, English 300.


My scholarship is in Renaissance Literature, with an emphasis on Shakespeare and gender construction. Have published articles on Shakespeare; Sir Walter Ralegh and Edmund Spenser; Philip Sidney; women writers Dorothy Leigh and Elizabeth Grymeston. I have also published book reviews and an article on images of the road in the music of Woody and Arlo Guthrie, and on cowboy images in the television of the fifties and sixties. I am currently revising an essay on feminine usurpation in Shakespeare. I am a reviewer of Shakespeare articles for College Literature.


The University Senate; the Women's Studies Committee; the Affirmative Action Committee; the English Education Committee.