Lisa Marciano, Ph.D.

Department of English Language & Literature

Contact information:

Lisa Marciano, Ph.D.
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630


B.A., University of Dallas
Ph.D., University of Dallas

Classes Taught

  • All English core courses
  • Advanced Rhetoric and Composition
  • Renaissance Literature
  • The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century
  • Shakespeare’s Comedies and Romances
  • Literary Criticism
  • Southern Literature


Traveling with my family, cooking


Areas of expertise

Shakespeare, Renaissance literature


Selected Scholarship


“ ‘For him, I partly know his mind’: The Curious Union of Paulina and Camillo in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale,” LOGOS: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 26, no. 2 (Spring 2023).

“ ‘Our God is a God of Surprises’: The Mystery of God in Dante’s Writings,” Christianity and Literature 68, no. 4 (September 2019).

“Teaching Dante’s Divine Comedy: Tackling Tough Questions, Aided by Aristotle,” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 26, no. 2 (Fall 2019).

“Shakespeare’s Comedic ‘Golden Mean’,” The Ben Jonson Journal 18, no.1 (May 2011).

The Serious Comedy of Twelfth Night: Dark Didacticism in Illyria,” Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature 56 (2003).

“Shakespeare’s Tempest: The Awareness of Death as a Catalyst to Wisdom,” Upstart Crow 20 (2000).