Curtis Perry

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Contact Information

208 English Building


Research Interests

Early modern English literature and culture, with an emphasis upon literature's participation in political debate; Senecan tragedy; classical reception; historicist criticism; drama.

Courses Taught

Early British literature; history of drama; renaissance drama; Shakespeare; Milton; other interesting things!

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, Program in Medieval Studies
Professor, Classics
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Highlighted Publications

Perry, C. (2015). Seneca and the Modernity of Hamlet. Illinois Classical Studies, 40(2), 407-429.

Perry, C. (2019). Senecan Belatedness and Titus Andronicus. In F. Karim-Cooper (Ed.), Titus Andronicus: The State of Play (pp. 15-35). (The Arden Shakespeare). London: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Perry, C. (2016). Seneca and English Political Culture. In R. M. Smuts (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespeare (pp. 306-321). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Perry, C. (2006). Literature and favoritism in early modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Perry, C. (1997). The making of Jacobean culture: James I and the renegotiation of Elizabethan literary practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Perry, C. (2016). Recent studies in Tudor and Stuart drama. SEL - Studies in English Literature, 56(2), 435-483.

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Recent Publications

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