BA, Mercer University; MA and Ph.D., The University of Alabama
Nicholas R. Helms received his Ph.D. from the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at The University of Alabama in 2015. He is the author of Cognition, Mindreading, and Shakespeare’s Characters (Palgrave 2019), and his research applies cognitive science and disability studies to early modern drama and poetry. His most recent article is “To knit the knot: embodied mind in John Donne’s ‘The Ecstasy’” (The Seventeenth Century).Before coming to Plymouth, Prof. Helms acted as artistic director of the Improbable Fictions staged reading series in Tuscaloosa, AL for over a decade.
Cognition, Mindreading, and Shakespeare’s Characters. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. Part of the Cognitive Studies in Literature and Performance Series (eds. Bruce McConachie and Blakey Vermeule).