DOUGLAS TREVOR is the author of the novel Girls I Know (SixOneSeven Books, 2013), and the short story collection The Thin Tear in the Fabric of Space (University of Iowa Press, 2005). Thin Tear received the Iowa Short Fiction Award and was named a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for First Fiction. His short stories have appeared in publications such as The Paris Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Black Warrior Review, Epoch, Fugue, The Notre Dame Review, Glimmer Train, The New England Review, and The Ontario Review. He also has work forthcoming in New Letters and The Minnesota Review. His stories have been anthologized in The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. He is currently at work on another collection of stories, and is beginning a novel about a family that disintegrates and then is reconstituted in a much different form. Trevor received a BA from Princeton University and a PhD from Harvard. He also teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels on early modern literature, particularly the works of Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton.
Books: Girls I Know (a novel, SixOneSeven Books, 2013), The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England (Cambridge University Press, 2004); The Thin Tear in the Fabric of Space (a collection of short stories, University of Iowa Press, 2005); Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Culture, ed. with Carla Mazzio (Routledge Press, 2000). Academic Articles (selected): "Mapping the Celestial in Shakespeare's Tempest and the Writings of John Donne," in Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids in the Cultural Imaginary, ed. Judith H. Anderson and Jennifer C. Vaught (Fordham University Press, 2013); "Self-Love, Spirituality, and the senses in Twelfth Night,'" in Shakespearean Sensations, ed. Katharine Craik and Tanya Pollard (Cambridge University Press, 2013); "Love, Anger, and Cruelty in 'De l'Affection des peres aux enfans' and King Lear," (Montaigne Studies, vol. 24, nos. 1-2, 2012); "Lacan, Hamlet, and the Problem of Mourning," (Shakespeare Yearbook, vol, 19, 2010); "Milton and Solomonic Education," in Milton and the Jews, ed. Douglas Brooks (Cambridge University Press, 2008); "Milton and Oneness," (Milton Studies, vol. 49, 2009); "Shakespeare's Love Objects," in A Companion to Shakespeare's Sonnets, ed. Michael Schoenfeldt (Blackwell Press, 2006); "Love, Humoralism, and 'Soft' Psychoanalysis," Shakespeare Studies, vol. 33 (2005); "Sadness in The Faerie Queene." In Reading The Early Modern Passions, ed. Gail Kern Paster, Katherine Rowe, and Mary Floyd-Wilson (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004); "Thomas More's Responsio ad Lutherum and the Fictions of Humanist Polemic," The Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 32, no. 3 (2001); "John Donne's Pseudo-Martyr and the Oath of Allegiance Controversy," Reformation, vol. 5 (2000); "John Donne and Scholarly Melancholy," Studies in English Literature, vol. 40, no. 1 (2000); "George Herbert and the Scene of Writing," in Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Culture (2000). Short Stories (selected): "The Librarian," (Michigan Quarterly Review, vol. 49, no. 3, 2010) "The Thin Tear in the Fabric of Space," The Black Warrior Review, vol. 32, no. 1 (2005); "The Surprising Weight of the Body's Organs," Epoch, vol. 54, no. 2 (2005); "Girls I Know," Epoch, vol. 53, no. 2 (2004); "The Fellowship of the Bereaved," Fugue, no. 26 (2003); "The River," Glimmer Train, issue 45 (2003); "Central Square," New England Review, vol. 23, no. 3 (2002); "Saint Francis in Flint," The Paris Review, no. 158 (2001).
Primary: 16th and 17th century English literature, especially Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton; the history of the passions; religion; creative writing.