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William Stockton

William Stockton

Professor and Chair

Department of English
Office: 802 Strode

Ph.D. English, Indiana University, Bloomington; M.A. English, Indiana University, Bloomington; B.A. English and Political Theory, University of Virginia

Curriculum Vitae


Shakespeare, Milton, British Literature I

Research Interests
Renaissance Literature, Sexuality Studies, Creative Nonfiction, Translation

I am currently completing two projects: a translation of Pablo Martinez Zárate's Las Libretas de Esteban, and a book called Reading Queerly: An Introduction to Queer Literary Studies (under contract with Routledge).


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Translator. Nightmare in Narvarte, by Sergio Loo. Literalia, 2020.

Co-editor. The 331/3 B-Sides: New Essays by 331/3 Authors on Beloved and Underrated Albums. With D. Gilson. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Translator. Operation on a Malignant Body / Operación al Cuerpo Enfermo, by Sergio Loo. The Operating System, 2019.

Translator. Something so Trivial, by Fausto Alzati Fernández. Literalia, 2019.

Co-author. Jesus Freak (33 1/3). With D. Gilson. Bloomsbury, 2018.

Author. Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy. Fordham University Press, 2017.

Co-editor. Sex Before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England, With James Bromley. University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

Author. Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy. Minneapolis, Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2011.

Co-editor. Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze. With Vin Nardizzi and Stephen Guy-Bray. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2009.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

"Child's Play," The Bennington Review 7 (2020).

"A Week of Recreation," Hotel Amerika 18 (2020): 73-79.

"Survival and the Nonetheless," Bodies on the Verge: Queering Pauline Epistles. Ed. Joe Marchal. Society for Biblical Literature, 2019. 333-343.

"Adoption Profile: An Archive," Tupelo Quarterly 17 (2019).

"Parenting in the Negative," Broad Street (Summer/Fall 2019).

“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).

“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.

“Portia's Pauline Perversion: The Merchant of Venice and Romans 1.” Beholding Violence in Medieval and Early Modern European Culture. Eds. Allie Terry-Fritsch and Erin Felicia Labbie. Hampshire, U.K.: Ashgate, 2012. 179-195.

“Shakespeare and Queer Theory.” Shakespeare Quarterly 63.2 (2012): 224-235.

“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.

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