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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

Interim Associate Dean for Humanities & Interdisciplinary Programs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor, English
Professor, Classics
Professor, Program in Medieval Studies
Professor, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Highlighted Publications

Perry, C. (2020). Shakespeare and Senecan Tragedy. Cambridge University Press.

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

Perry, C. (1997). The Making of Jacobean Culture: James I and the Renegotiation of Elizabethan Literary Practice. Cambridge University Press.

Perry, C. (2019). New Directions After Decorum: Self-Performance and Political Liminality in Antony and Cleopatra. In D. Lovascio (Ed.), Antony and Cleopatra: A Critical Reader (pp. 113-132). (Arden Early Modern Drama Guides). The Arden Shakespeare.

Perry, C. (2020). Gregorio Correr, James Calfhill, and the Early Elizabethan Affordances of Senecan Tragedy. Translation and Literature, 29(1), 117-135.

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Recent Publications

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