Jill Bradbury

English Department

Jill Bradbury

Phone Numbers

202-651-5590 (V)




Hall Memorial Building W214D

MA/PhD English, Brown University

BA English, University of California Irvine

BA Economics, University of California Irvine

Shakespeare Unlimited: Episode 59. http://www.folger.edu/shakespeare-unlimited/sign-language-gallaudet

"NEA Grant for DeafBlind Theater Initiative" https://www.gallaudet.edu/news/deaf-blind-theatre-initiative  

ProTactile Romeo and Juliet: Theater by/for the DeafBlind

ASL Shakespeare on Facebook and Twitter - @SHXGallaudet

My field of specialization is eighteenth-century British literature, with a focus on early economic writing. I have published several articles on the topic. To further my expertise in the subject, I'm currently working on my MA in Economics at George Mason University.

Recently, I've become interested in Shakespeare in ASL and Deaf performance. I was the Gallaudet project director for the Folger Library's First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare National Tour. Gallaudet had the honor of being the DC host site. I also received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to organize an institute on theater by and for the DeafBlind. Follow ASL Shakespeare on Facebook and Twitter for more info! @SHXGallaudet

ENG 399 - Introduction to Methods of Literary Study

ENG 403 - British Literary Foundations

GSR 102 - Critical Reading and Writing

GSR 150 - Introduction to Integrated Learning

ECO 201 - Macroeconomics

ECO 202 - Microeconomics

Treasurer, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies


“Shakespeare and Sign Language,” Co-author. Stanford Encyclopedia of Shakespeare (Forthcoming 2019).

“ProTactile Shakespeare: Inclusive Theater by/for the DeafBlind.” Primary author with ProTactile Theater Institute participants. Shakespeare Studies (Forthcoming 2019).

“Response to Robinson, Carol. ‘Go Ask Alisoun: Geoffrey Chaucer and Deafland (deafness as authority).’” Co-author. Literature Compass 15:6 (2018).

Language, Prose Genre, and the Ascendance of Economic Reasoning in Eighteenth-Century Britain.” Economic Rationalities: Economic Reasoning as Knowledge and Practice Authority (Springer Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy, 2017).

“Interest and Anglo-Irish Political Discourses in the 1720-21 Bank Pamphlet Literature,” Eighteenth-Century Ireland 28 (2015).

“Domestic, Moral, and Political Economies in Swift’s Irish Writings,”  Anglo-Irish Identities, 1571-1845 (Bucknell University Press, 2008).

Co-editor with David Valone, Anglo-Irish Identities, 1571-1845 (Bucknell University Press, 2008).

“New Science and the ‘New Species of Writing:’ Eighteenth-Century Prose Genres,” Eighteenth-Century Life (2003).

Other Significant Scholarly Work

ProTactile Shakespeare: Theater by/for the DeafBlind. Documentary film. Director, writer, and editor. Produced by Gallaudet Video Services. Spring 2019. 

Shakespeare in American Deaf History. Exhibit co-curator with Meredith Peruzzi. Jordan Art Gallery. Gallaudet University October 7-30, 2016.

“Digit(al) Shakespeares” Co-creator with Tyrone Giordano (2015). http://transformdh.org/2015-video-showcase/digital-shakespeares-tyrone-giordano-and-jill-marie-bradbury/

Awards and Honors

Art Works Grant Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts ($25,000). DeafBlind Theater Initiative (2016).

Project Director, District of Columbia Host Site for First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare Travelling Exhibition sponsored by Folger Shakespeare Library, American Library Association, and Cincinnati Museum Center (October 2016).

Selected participant. Folger Library Faculty Seminar, “Debating Capitalism: Early Modern Political Economies.” Folger Shakespeare Library. Washington, DC (2015).

Selected participant. National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, “The History of Political Economy.” Center for the History of Political Economy, Duke University (2013).

Selected participant. Liberty Fund Summer Seminar on “Liberty and Responsibility in Adam Smith.” Hope College (20060.

Selected participant. National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, “Anglo-Irish Identity, 1600-1800.” Keough Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame (2003).


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002