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Profile: Steven Mullaney

Title: Professor
Ph.D., Stanford  1982

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Renaissance drama; early modern cultural studies; contemporary cultural, social, and literary theory; publics and counter-publics

Secondary Interests

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century colonial discourse; post-colonial theory


The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015)

The Place of the Stage: License, Play, and Power in Elizabethan England
(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988; rptd. University of Michigan Press, 1994)

Chapters in Books
““Do You See This?” The Politics of Attention in Shakespearean Tragedy,”The Oxford Handbook of ShakespeareanTragedy, ed. David Schalkwyk and Michael Neill (Oxford University Press): 151-166.

“What’s Hamlet to Habermas? Spatial Literacy, Theatrical Publication, and the Publics of the Early Modern Public Stage,” in Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe: Performance, Geography, Privacy, ed. Angela Vanhaelen and Joseph P. Ward (Routledge, 2013): 17-40. 

“Introduction: Making Space Public,” co-authored with Angela Van Haelan, in Making Space Public in Early Modern Europe: Performance, Geography, Privacy, ed. Angela Vanhaelen and Joseph P. Ward (Routledge, 2013): 1-14.

“Religion Inside Out: Dutch House Churches and the Making of Publics in the Dutch Republic,” co-authored with Angela Vanhaelen and Joseph Ward, in Making Publics in Early Modern Europe: People, Things, Forms of Knowledge, ed. Paul Yachnin and Bronwen Wilson (Routledge: 2009).

 “Affective Technologies:  Toward an Emotional Logic of the Elizabethan Stage,” in Environment and Embodiment in Early Modern England, ed. Mary Floyd-Wilson and Garrett Sullivan (Palgrave Macmillan:  2006):  71-89.  

"Imaginary Conquests: European Visual Technologies and the Colonization of the New World Mind," in Early Modern Visual Culture: Representation, Race, and Empire in Renaissance England (U of Pennsylvania, 2000).

"Reforming Resistance: Class, Gender, and Legitimacy in Foxe’s Book of Martyrs," in Print and the Other Media in Early Modern England (Ohio State UP, 2000).

"The Place of Shakespeare’s Stage in Elizabethan Culture," Encyclopedia Britannica Presents Shakespeare’s Globe: Then and Now, located at http://www.eb.com:180/shakespeare/esa/660003.html.

 "Mourning and Misogyny: Hamlet, The Revenger's Tragedy, and the Final Progress of Elizabeth I, 1600-1607," Shakespeare Quarterly 45:2 (1994).

 "Brothers and Others, or the Arts of Alienation," in Cannibals, Witches, and Diverse: Estranging the Renaissance (Johns Hopkins UP, 1987).

"Strange Things, Gross Terms, Curious Customs: The Rehearsal of Cultures in the Late Renaissance," Representations 1 (1983); "Lying Like Truth: Riddle, Representation, and Treason in Renaissance England," ELH, 1980.
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