Adam Rzepka

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Assistant Professor of English, English

Office:
Dickson Hall 309
EMail:
rzepkaa@mail.montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-7646
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Degrees:
BA, Harvard University
PhD, University of Chicago
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Profile

I research early modern literature and performance, and particularly the uses that they make of psychological and other proto-scientific models from the period. I've written recently on appeals to "experience" in Shakespeare and on atomist poetics in sixteenth-century England; an article about imagination as a faculty of the soul in A Midsummer Night's Dream was published in Shakespeare Quarterly last year. I am currently working on a book exploring what "experience" meant in Shakespeare's world, titled "Theatrical Experience and the Ends of Early Modern Discourse." At MSU, I teach courses in Shakespeare, early English drama, graduate-level research, and critical theory.


Specialization

Early modern drama, literature, and culture; performance and reception studies; history of science, especially physiology, psychology, and atomism; critical theory.




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Office Hours

Fall

  • Monday 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm