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Faculty Bio

Stockton, William

Stockton, William

Professor, Renaissance Literature

Office: 611 Strode

Research Interests
Renaissance Literature and Queer Theory

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

Research Interests: Renaissance Literature, Queer Theory, Creative Nonfiction, and Translation.

Will Stockton is currently completing two projects: an anthology, 33 1/3: The B-Sides, co-edited with D. Gilson and forthcoming from Bloomsbury; and a translation of Sergio Loo’s Operación al Cuerpo Enfermo, forthcoming from The Operating System.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Jesus Freak (33 1/3). With D. Gilson. New York: Bloomsbury, 2018

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

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.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“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.