Bradley Greenburg
English Department Chair, Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5467
Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama, Film, Creative Writing
Courses Taught
ENGL 221 British Literature: Beginnings to 1750
ENGL 330 Shakespeare Comedies and Romances
ENGL 331 Shakespeare Tragedies
ENGL 364 Reading Film
ENGL 345 Practical Criticism
ENGL 365 Caribbean Literature
ENGL 418 Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 420 Teaching Shakespeare
ENGL 421 The Metaphysical Poets
ENGL 441 Seminar in 16th Century Literature
ENGL 469 Seminar in Southern Literature
Research Interests
Shakespeare; British literature, 16th and 17th centuries; British historiography; 20th-century poetry; Literary and critical theory; psychoanalytic theory; Modernist poetics

Ph.D. English, State University of New York, Buffalo, 2001
M.A. Political Philosophy, University of Georgia, 1991
B.A. Political Science, Purdue University, 1988

Selected Publications


When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed, a novel. Sandstone Press, UK,  June 2014.

A Quail Is a Pretty Bird. Manuscript of a book of short fiction, under consideration at various journals/reviews/magazines.

Articles/Book Chapters

“Michael Bogdanov: An International Director’s The Winter’s Tale at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.” Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Suiting the Action To the Word, ed. Regina Buccola and Peter Kanelos, Northern Illinois University Press, 2013.

“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, May 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.

Book Reviews

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 16th Century Journal (Vol. XXXVII, No. 4, Winter 2006). Ken MacMillan and Jennifer Abeles, Eds. John Dee: The Limits of the British Empire. New York: Praeger, 2005.

The 16th Century Journal (Vol. XXXVII, No. 2, Summer 2006). Ton Hoenselaars, ed. Shakespeare’s History Plays: Performance, Translation and Adaptation in Britain and Abroad. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Arthuriana (Vol. 14 No. 2, Summer 2004). Liam O. Purdon, The Wakefield Master’s Dramatic Art: A Drama of Spiritual Understanding. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003.

Arthuriana (Vol. 13 No. 3, Fall 2003). Frances A. Underhill, For Her Good Estate: The Life of Elizabeth de Burgh. The New Middle Ages Series. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.

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.

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