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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 published book chapters on appeals to "experience" in Shakespeare and on atomist poetics in sixteenth-century England; articles about imagination as a faculty of the soul in A Midsummer Night's Dream and on apprehension in Hamlet have appeared in Shakespeare Quarterly and Shakespeare Studies. I am currently working on a book exploring what "experience" meant in Shakespeare's world, titled "Shakespeare, Experience and the Ends of Early Modern Discourse." At MSU, I teach courses in Shakespeare, early English drama, graduate-level research, and critical theory.
Early modern drama, literature, and culture; performance and reception studies; history of science, especially physiology, psychology, and atomism; critical theory.
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