Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • My research interests include early modern English literature (especially the literature of William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser), Protestant theology, critical race theory, and the history of emotion. I am the author of Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance (2014), and coeditor with Melissa Walter of Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study: Audiences, Authors, and Digital Technologies (2018). I am also the coeditor with Kimberly Coles of a special issue of the journal Spenser Studies on "Spenser and Race." I am currently working on two books, Shakespeare and Pity: Feeling Human Difference on the Early Modern Stage, and Reforming Ethiopia: African-Anglo Relations in Protestant England.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2016 Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle AgesCLA Journal.  60:156-159. 2016
    2015 From the Knight's Tale to The Two Noble Kinsmen: Rethinking race, class and whiteness in romancePostmedieval.  6:64-78. 2015
    2015 Recent Studies in English Renaissance LiteratureEnglish Literary Renaissance.  45:459-478. 2015
    2015 Recent Studies in English Renaissance LiteratureEnglish Literary Renaissance.  45:459-478. 2015
    2011 Allegory and Difference in Ralegh and De Bry: Reading and Seeing the DiscoverieJournal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies.  41:117-136. 2011
    2011 RE-"TURNING" OTHELLO: TRANSFORMATIVE AND RESTORATIVE ROMANCEELH - English Literary History.  78:27-50. 2011

    Book

    Year Title
    2017 Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study Audiences, Authors, and Digital Technologies 2017
    2014 Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance 2014

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2018 Contaminatio, Race, and Pity in Othello.  46-64. 2018

    Teaching Activities

  • Shakespeare Taught course 2021
  • First-Year Writing Taught course 2020
  • Special Topics in Literature Taught course 2020
  • English Major Internship Taught course 2019
  • English Major Seminar Taught course 2019
  • Writing about Literature Taught course 2019
  • British Lit I Age of Heroes Taught course 2018
  • Shakespeare Taught course 2018
  • British Lit II Age of Rev Taught course 2018
  • Shakespeare Taught course 2018
  • Sem/Study in Shakespeare Taught course 2017
  • Shakespeare Taught course 2017
  • Tudors:Sex,Politics & Lit Taught course 2017
  • British Lit I Age of Heroes Taught course 2017
  • Shakespeare Taught course 2017
  • Writing about Literature Taught course 2017
  • Shakespeare Taught course 2016
  • Tudors:Sex,Politics & Lit Taught course 2016
  • Intro to Literary Analysis Taught course 2016
  • Shakespeare Taught course 2016
  • Literature and Religion Taught course 2015
  • Sem/Study in 16th Century Lit Taught course 2015
  • Sem/Study in 16th Century Lit Taught course 2015
  • Tudors:Sex,Politics & Lit Taught course 2015
  • Engl Major Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Survey of British Literature I Taught course 2015
  • Intro to Literary Analysis Taught course 2014
  • Shakespeare Taught course 2014
  • Special Studies in Literature Taught course 2014
  • Intro to Literary Analysis Taught course 2014
  • Spc Top/Renaissance Epic Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Dennis Britton