Dr Shannon Murray is a professor of early modern and children’s literature at the University of Prince Edward Island. Alongside Dr Dickson and Dr Riddell, she is completing a book for the University of Toronto Press on Shakespeare, Hope, and Empathy.
Dr Shannon Murray is a professor and 3M National Teaching Fellow, teaching Early Modern and Children’s literature at the University of Prince Edward Island. She gives workshops and talks on active learning, capstone courses for art majors, global experience courses, learning communities, and teaching dossiers, including since 2002 for the Faculty Development Summer Institute on Active Learning.
As the founding editor of The Recorder, she has published on Bunyan’s Book for Boys and Girls, on adaptations for children, as well as on the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is the vice-president of the International John Bunyan Society, a former coordinator of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, and the former Director of UPEI’s Teaching and Learning Centre. Along with her collaborators Dr Lisa Dickson and Dr Jessica Riddell, she is completing a book project for the University of Toronto Press on Shakespeare, Hope, and Empathy.
The modern world is increasingly polarised; we see things in black and white. How can Shakespeare teach us to hold two conflicting ideas in our heads simultaneously?