Department of English

University of Toronto

Rubright, Marjorie

Marjorie Rubright Marjorie Rubright 
Associate  Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSC)
UTSC Office Phone: 416-287-7166
UTSC Office Location: Humanities Wing, Room 320
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room  906
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Office Hours and/or Leave Status: On leave September 1, 2015- April 30, 2016; in residence as the Norman Freehling Visiting Professor, Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan.

Teaching and Research Interests
Early Modern Literature and Culture; Critical race and ethnicity studies; Feminist theory; Renaissance lexical culture.

B.A. (Vassar College), Ph.D. (Michigan)


Doppelgänger Dilemmas: Anglo-Dutch Relations in Early Modern English Literature and Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).

“Charting New Worlds: The Early Modern World Atlas and Electronic Archives.” Teaching Early Modern English Literature from the Archives. Eds. Heidi Brayman Hackel and Ian Frederick Moulton (The Modern Language Association of America, 2015): 201-211.

“Going Dutch in London City Comedy: Economies of Sexual and Sacred Exchange in John Marston’s The Dutch Courtesan (1605).” English Literary Renaissance 40.1 (Winter 2010): 88-112.

“An Urban Palimpsest: Migrancy, Architecture, and the Making of an Anglo-Dutch Royal Exchange.” Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 33.1 (April 2009): 23-43.

“Elizabeth (Knyvet) Clinton, The Countesse of Lincolnes Nurserie.” Reading Early Modern Women: An Anthology of Texts in Manuscript and Print, 1550-1700. Eds. Helen Ostovich and Elizabeth Sauer. New York: Routledge, 2004. 108-10.

“Teaching Component” included in Rita Dove’s The Darker Face of the Earth. 3rd ed. Ashland, Oregon: Story Line Press, 2000. 168-71.

Forthcoming & In Progress
A World of Words: Language, Globalization, and the English Renaissance
– Book in progress. Supported by: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Development Grant; Connaught Foundation New Researcher Award; The Huntington Library, Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowship in Renaissance England.

“I cannot tell wat is like me: The Paradox of Linguistic Incorporation in William Shakespeare’s Henry the Fifth.” Oxford Handbook of Literature—A Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, and Race. Ed. Valerie Traub. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (forthcoming 2015).
Current Research
My research often entails collaboration. In 2012, I co-organized an international and interdisciplinary conference, Early Modern Migrations: Exiles, Expulsion, and Religious Refugees 1400-1700. In conjunction with this conference, I worked closely with Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies and Poculi Ludique Societas to produce a full-scale production of Richard Daborne’s A Christian Turn’d Turk (1612). 

I also co-organized a faculty symposium at the Newberry Library, Chicago:
Symposium on the English and Dutch in the Early Modern World.

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