I am a professor of English at Montana State University, Bozeman. As a scholar and teacher of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, my work is historically grounded, but I am committed to conversations about how and why this literature matters today.
“Minton, a member of the English faculty since 2006, is a worldwide authority on Shakespeare and the Early Modern Period. Motivated by Minton’s energy, intelligence and love for literature, students accept the challenge to think more deeply and accomplish more as writers. She has been involved for many years as a teacher in MSU’s Middle East Partnership Initiative summer leadership program. In addition to her work in the classroom, Minton is active in community outreach, serving as a research resource for Montana Shakespeare in the Schools and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. She also works with actors, directors and audience members at other Shakespearean companies, such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the American Players Theatre and the Globe Theatre in London.
Minton’s scholarship includes early modern drama, the English Reformation, Christian late antiquity and modern drama. She has edited texts on “Timon of Athens” and “Troilus and Cressida” as well as the first commentary on the book of Revelation written in English, John Bale’s “The Image of Both Churches.” She is working on editions of “Much Ado About Nothing” and Thomas Middleton’s “The Revenger’s Tragedy.” Minton is also working on a book about Shakespeare in Montana, from the time of Jim Bridger up through Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.” -Phi Kappa Phi Anna K. Fridley Award, MSU’s oldest award for distinguished teaching