Associate Professor of English
PhD, SUNY at Buffalo
MA, Univ of Georgia
BA, Purdue University
Courses and Areas of Interest: Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama and Poetry, Reading Film, Caribbean Literature and Culture, T.S. Eliot and Literary Modernism, Literary Criticism & Theory.
Current Research and Creative Activities: Dr. Greenburg currently splits his time between work on Shakespeare’s history plays; the relationship between early modern historiography, drama, and Reformation culture; and revision of his historical novel about race and the settlement of the Midwest in the second half of the nineteenth century.
“Sack Drama: The Return of Falstaff in Henry V.” A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation, ed. Nina Levine and David Lee Miller, Fordham University Press, 2009. Pages 45-57.
The Shakespeare Encyclopedia, entries on Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Henry V, King John, Henry VIII, The Merry Wives of Windsor, General Introduction to The History Plays. Global Book Publishing, Sydney, Australia, 2009. Pages 62-83, 116-119.
“‘O for a muse of fire’: Henry V and Plotted Self-Exculpation.” Shakespeare Studies (Vol. 36, 2008), 182-206.
“T. S. Eliot’s Impudence: Hamlet, Objective Correlative, and Formulation.” Criticism 49.2 (Spring 2008), 215-239.
“’the double variacioun of wordly blisse and transmutacioun’: Shakespeare’s Return to Ovid in Troilus and Cressida.” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History (Third Series, Vol. 5, 2008), 293-312.
“Romancing the Chronicles: 1 Henry IV and the Rewriting of Medieval History.” Quidditas (Vol. 27, 2006), 34-50. Published as the 2005 Allen D. Breck Award Winner.
Shakespeare Studies (Vol. 38, 2011). Jennifer Summit, Memory’s Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Journal of British Studies (Vol. 49, No. 2, April 2010). Stewart Mottram, Empire and Nation in Early English Renaissance Literature. Cambridge, England: D. S. Brewer, 2008.
Renaissance Quarterly (Vol. 59, No. 2, Summer 2006). William M. Hamlin, Tragedy and Scepticism in Shakespeare’s England. London and New York: Palgrave, 2005.
“The Confectioner.” First Intensity, #19, Fall 2004.
“Insurance.” The Cimarron Review, Spring 2004, issue 147.
“Two Brothers.” South Dakota Review, Winter 2003 (Vol. 41 #4).
“Cauthard.” Beloit Poetry Journal, Summer 2004 (Vol. 54 #4), 35-45.
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
A Quail Is a Pretty Bird. Manuscript of a book of short fiction, under consideration at various
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed, a novel.
Dr. Greenburg is also an active member of the Shakespeare Association of America, where he recently led the “Shakespeare and Medieval Drama” seminar. He also gave a seminar at the Newberry Library, fall 2010, titled “How Hamlet Works.”