N. Jane Hiles

N. Jane Hiles

Associate Professor
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Divinity Hall 316N
Email: njhiles@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-2039
A graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso (BA, MA) and Emory University (PhD), Jane Hiles is Associate Professor of English at Samford University, where she teaches Shakespeare, Milton, Renaissance Literature and Fantasy Literature. She directed Samford University’s London Program for five years and has taught a variety of courses in the London setting. She has delivered papers at Renaissance conferences in the U.S. and abroad, including the International Milton Symposium, the Conference on John Milton, and the Durham University Conference on the Seventeenth Century. Her essays have appeared in Style, The Mississippi Quarterly, and in a number of collections on Shakespeare and Milton. Some have been anthologized in the Bedford Introduction to Literature and the Gale print and digital anthologies of criticism on Titus Andronicus. In Birmingham, she is a fan of the Muse of Fire Shakespeare project and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. She is a member of Birmingham Friends Meeting (Quakers) and will represent the Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting in the Friends Committee for National Legislation in Washington for the next three years.

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.A., The University of Texas at El Paso
  • M.A., The University of Texas at El Paso
  • Ph.D., Emory University


  • "'No more yielding': Historicizing Shakespeare's Faerie Queene" forthcoming in Renaissance Papers.


  • "Proud Titania, Jealous Oberon and the Problem of the Elizabethan Succession in A Midsummer Night's Dream" to be presented at the 5th Blackfriars Conference of the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA, October 2009.
  • "'No more yielding': Historicizing Shakespeare's Faerie Queene" to be presented at the 66th meeting of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, hosted by the University of South Carolina at Columbia, October 2009.