Bradley Greenburg
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.


Articles/Book Chapters

“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.

Short Fiction

“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.”