Dr Christopher Crosbie
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Christopher Crosbie specializes in Shakespeare and other dramatists of the English Renaissance. Particularly interested in the ways in which classical and early modern philosophies find expression on the popular stage, Dr. Crosbie has published articles on Shakespeare and his contemporaries in journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly, English Literary Renaissance, Renaissance Papers, Renascence, and Arthuriana. He has received the Martin Stevens Award for Best New Essay in Early Drama Studies from the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (2015) and the J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize from the Shakespeare Association of America (2008). His first book, Revenge Tragedy and Classical Philosophy on the Early Modern Stage, is forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press.
An avid theatergoer, Dr. Crosbie focuses his classes in equal measure on the philosophical contexts and performative possibilities of early modern drama.
Revenge Tragedy and Classical Philosophy on the Early Modern Stage (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming).
"Shakespeare, Intention, and the Ethical Force of the Involuntary," The Routledge Companion to Shakespeare and Philosophy, ed. Craig Bourne and Emily Caddick Bourne (New York: Routledge, forthcoming).
"Refashioning Fable through the Baconian Essay: De sapientia veterum and Mythologies of the Early Modern Natural Philosopher," The Essay: Forms and Transformations, ed. Dorothea Flothow, Sabine Coelsch-Foisner, and Markus Oppolzer (Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter, 2017).
"The Longleat Manuscript Reconsidered: Shakespeare and the Sword of Lath." English Literary Renaissance 44.2 (2014): 221-240. (Recipient of the 2015 Martin Stevens Award for Best New Essay in Early Drama Studies from the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society)
Selected Awards / Distinctions
ENG 558 Revenge, Reconciliation, and Redemption in Shakespearean Drama
ENG 588 Shakespeare's Monsters: Marvels, Wonders, Villains
ENG 582 Early Modern Revenge Tragedy
ENG 588 Shakespeare Among the Philosophers
ENG 498 Shakespeare's Aristotle
ENG 486 Early Shakespeare: Authorship, Ambition, and Authority
ENG 487 Late Shakespeare: Betrayal and Banishment in Shakespearean Drama
ENG 209 Introduction to Shakespeare: Protean Shakespeares
HON 202 Shakespeare and Philosophy (University Honors Program)
HON 293 Early Modern Revenge Tragedy (University Honors Program)
Folger Institute Executive Committee, Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Liaison, North Carolina State University
Secretary-Treasurer, Southeastern Renaissance Conference
Founder, Shakespeare at State & Friends of Shakespeare, NC State University
Extension and Community Engagement
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- PhD in English from Rutgers University, 2007