Michelle Ephraim is Associate Professor of English at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she teaches courses on Shakespeare, early modern drama, and creative writing. She’s the author of the book Reading the Jewish Woman on the Elizabethan Stage and articles on adultery, religious conversion, and other controversial matters in Shakespeare’s plays. Her personal essays and humour pieces have appeared in Tikkun, Lilith, The Morning News, Word Riot, and the Washington Post. She lives in Boston with her husband and three children. She’ll tell you more over a cocktail and some salty snacks.
Caroline Bicks is Associate Professor of English at Boston College and is also on the faculty of the Bread Loaf School of English. She specialises in Shakespeare, gender studies, and the history of science. Her book, Midwiving Subjects in Shakespeare’s England, will make you grateful to be living in a world with epidurals. Her creative nonfiction has appeared on NPR, and in the New York Times, and in the show and book Afterbirth: Stories You Won’t Read in a Parenting Magazine. She and Michelle have blogged at Everyday Shakespeare for years, and together they’ve written Bard Meets Life for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and Errant Parent. She loves a good drink, a good laugh, her husband, and their two kids. Not necessarily in that order.