My academic interests have been divided between practical criticism, focused mostly on Shakespeare but extending to other dramatic and non-dramatic writers chiefly in the Renaissance (Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Milton, Dryden, et al), and the ongoing history of criticism (ways in which people have written about and continue to write about literature).
B. A. Cornell
M. A. University of California, Berkeley.
Ph. D. University of California, Berkeley.
Selected Publications (since 1995)
- “Othello” and Interpretive Traditions. Rpt. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2012. xii + 246 pp. www.amazon.com
- Shakespeare Studies Today: Romanticism Lost. New York and Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. vii + 256 pp. www.amazon.com
- Dryden’s Classical Theory of Literature. Rpt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, viii + 225 pp. www.amazon.com
- Editor, “Othello”: A Critical Edition. New York: W. W. Norton, 2004. xvii + 408 pp..www.amazon.com
- Editor, Textual and Theatrical Shakespeare: Questions of Evidence. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1996. vii + 266 pp. www.amazon.com
- What Was Shakespeare? Renaissance Plays and Changing Critical Practice. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995. xiv + 200 pp. www.amazon.com
- “Shakespeare and the Bible: Against Textual Materialism.” In Shakespeare, the Bible, and the Form of the Book: Contested Scriptures. Eds Alan Galey and Travis DeCook.
London and New York: Routledge, 2111, 96-112.
- “‘Performance,’ ‘Culture,’ History.” In Shakespeare and the Cultures of Performance, ed. Patricia Badir and Paul Yachnin. London: Ashgate, 2008, 169-87.
“Crisis in Editing?” Shakespeare Survey 59. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, 20-38.
“What’s Wrong With Literature?” Textual Practice 17:3 (2003): 205-26.
“Literary and Cultural Texts: Why Shakespeare Studies should not be Peaceful.” In The Shakespearean International Yearbook, Volume III, ed. Graham Bradshaw, Angus Fletcher and John Mucciolo. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003, 103-14.
“‘Too Much Violence’: Murdering Wives in Othello.” In Women, Violence and English Renaissance Literature: Essays Honoring Paul Jorgensen, ed. Linda Woodbridge and Sharon Beehler. Tempe: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2003, 217-42.
“The Year's Work in Shakespeare: Critical Studies.” Shakespeare Survey 55 (2002): 336-66.
“Romanticism Lost: Harold Bloom and the Twilight of Literary Shakespeare.” In Harold Bloom and the Interpretation of Shakespeare, ed. Christy Desmet and Robert Sawyer. New York: St. Martin's, 2001, 145-65.
“The Year's Work in Shakespeare: Critical Studies.” Shakespeare Survey 54 (2001): 297-328.
“The Year's Work in Shakespeare: Critical Studies.” Shakespeare Survey 53 (2000): 287-317.
“Why Should We Call Her Whore? Bianca in Othello.” In Shakespeare in the Twentieth Century: The Selected Proceedings of the International Shakespeare Association World Congress, Los Angeles, 1996, ed. Jonathan Bate, Jill Levenson and Dieter Mehl. Newark and London: University of Delaware Press and Associated University Presses, 1998, 364-377.
“All You Need Is Love (dah dahdah dahdah): a Response to Margreta de Grazia, Peter Stallybrass, Graham Holderness, Bryan Loughrey and Andrew Murphy.” Textual Practice 11:2 (June 1997): 331-34.
“Making Love to Our Employment; or, the Immateriality of Arguments about the Materiality of the Shakespearean Text.” Textual Practice 11:1 (February 1997): 51-68.
“Othello, the Infamous Ripley and SHAKSPER.” In Shakespearean Continuities: Essays in Honour of E. A. J. Honigmann, ed. J. B. Batchelor, T. G. S. Cain and Claire Lamont. London: Macmillan, 1997, 138-49.
“‘Have you not read of some such thing?’ Sex and Sexual Stories in Othello.” Shakespeare Survey 49 (1996): 201-16.
“Patient Grissil and the Trials of Marriage.” Elizabethan Theatre XIV (1996): 83-108.