Dr. Carla Baricz specializes in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature. She received her doctorate in English Language and Literature from Yale University, where she wrote her dissertation on the development of multi-part and sequel drama in the early modern period, showing how an interplay of cultural, social, and economic factors led to changes in the formal characteristics of commercial plays and shaped the manner in which they circulated from the playhouse to the printing house. Dr. Baricz’s secondary specializations are book history and environmental humanities. At Mandel Scholion, she is working on two related projects. The first, Playing Parts: Seriality in the Early Modern Theater, traces the rise of sequel drama from the first surviving secular plays in English to post-Restoration experiments that point in the direction of the serialized novel. A second project, Figuring Collapse in Early Modern England, is a study of early modern accounts and theories of catastrophe and ruination (and its political, cultural, economic, and environmental causes and consequences). The project’s broad aim is to understand how early modern texts represent ‘a sense of an ending’ and what such narratives might be able to tell us about contemporary accounts of collapse – from the Anthropocene to the Age of Extinction.