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 July 1, 2014- June 30, 2015 

Teaching and Research Interests
Early Modern Literature and Culture; early modern Anglo-Dutch relations; Race and Ethnicity studies; Feminist theory; Classics in translation

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


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

“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).

“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 Moulton. Modern Language Association. (forthcoming 2014): 372-92.
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).

Recently, I 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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