Associate Professor, Renaissance Literature
Office: 610 Strode
Focus: Renaissance Literature
Research Interests:Shakespeare, Milton, Queer Theory, Psychoanalysis, Christianity, Poetry and Poetics.
Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy. New York: Fordham University Press, 2017.
Brimstone. St. Louis: Queer Young Cowboys, 2015.
Crush. Co-authored with D. Gilson. Brooklyn: Punctum Books, 2014.
Sex Before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England, eds. Will Stockton and James Bromley, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. Print.
Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze. Co-editor with Vin Nardizzi and Stephen Guy-Bray. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2009. Print.
“The Fierce Urgency of Now: Queer Theory, Presentism, and Romeo and Juliet,” A Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, Race, ed. Valerie Traub. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 287-301.
“Chasing Chastity: The Case of Desdemona.” Rethinking Feminism: Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the Early Modern World. Eds. Ania Loomba and Melissa E. Sanchez. Farham: Ashgate, 2015. 195-211.
“An Introduction Justifying Queer Ways.” Early Modern Culture 10 [“Queer Milton.” Ed. Will Stockton and David L. Orvis] (2014).
“Time Change / Mode Change.” Co-authored with J. Allan Mitchell. Burn After Reading, Vol 2: The Future We Want: A Collaboration. Ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen. Punctum Books. 157-64.
“Beige.” Prismatic Ecologies: Ecocriticism Beyond Green. Ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. 171-92.
“Little Prime Movers: The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged as Young Adult Literature.” The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 13.1 (2013): 26-45.
“The Seduction of Milton’s Lady: Rape, Psychoanalysis, and the Erotics of Consumption in Milton’s Comus.” Sex Before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England. Eds. James Bromley and Will Stockton. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. 233-61.
“Portia's Pauline Perversion: The Merchant of Venice and Romans 1,” Beholding Violence in Medieval ?and Early Modern European Culture, eds. Erin Felicia Labbie and? Allie Terry-Fritsch (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012), 179-195.
“Shakespeare and Queer Theory,” Shakespeare Quarterly 63.2 (2012): 224-235.
“How to do the History of Heterosexuality: Shakespeare and Lacan,” Literature Compass 7.4 (2010): 254-265. (This essay is an expanded version of the same essay that appears in Shakespeare Yearbook.)
“How to do the History of Heterosexuality.” Lacanian Interpretation of Shakespeare: Volume XIX of the Shakespeare Yearbook. Ed. Douglas A. Brooks and Shirley Sharon-Zisser (Lewiston: Edwin Mellon Press, 2010), 301-17.
“Adam and Eve and the Failure of Heterosexuality,” Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze, eds. Vin Nardizzi, Stephen Guy-Bray, and Will Stockton (Ashgate, 2009), 207-27.
“Reading Like a Sodomite: Deleuze, Donne, Eliot, Presentism, and the Modern Renaissance,” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 17 (2008).
“Cynicism and the Anal Erotics of Chaucer’s Pardoner,” Exemplaria 20.2 (spring 2008): 143-64.
“‘I am made an ass’: Falstaff and the Scatology of Windsor’s Polity,” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 49.4 (2007): 340-60.