Department of English

University of Toronto

Warley, Christopher

Christopher Warley
Professor; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSG)
Office Phone: 416-978-6476
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 901
Faculty Bookshelf
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Thursdays 12:00-2:00, and by appointment

Teaching and Research Interests
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Literature; Literary Theory and History; Post-Marxist Theory; lyric poetry

B.A. (Boston University); M.A., Ph.D. (Rutgers University)

Faculty Bookshelf  

"Art and History Then: Reading Shakespeare’s Sonnet 146," in The Blackwell Companion to Renaissance poetry, ed. Catherine Bates (forthcoming)

Reading Class Through Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

“Perdita’s Flowers,” The Spenser Review 43.2 (2013)

“Specters of Horatio,” ELH 75 (2008): 1023-1050

“Shakespeare’s Fickle Fee-Simple: A Lover’s Complaint, Nostalgia, and the Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism,” The Middle Ages and the Age of Shakespeare, ed. Curtis Perry and John Watkins (Oxford University Press, 2009), 21-44

“Reforming the Reformers: Robert Crowley and Nicholas Udall,” The Oxford Handbook of  Tudor Literature, 1485-1603, ed. Cathy Shrank and Mike Pincombe (Oxford University Press, 2009), 273-290

Sonnet Sequences and Social Distinction in Renaissance England (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

“‘So plenty makes me poore’: Ireland, Capitalism, and Class in Spenser’s Amoretti and Epithalamion,” ELH 69.3 (2002)

“‘An English box’: Calvinism and Class in Anne Lok’s A Meditation of a Penitent Sinner,” Spenser Studies XV (2001)

“‘The English straine’: Drayton’s Ideas, 1594-1619,” in Material Culture and Cultural Materialisms in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, ed. Curtis Perry (Brepols, 2001)

Current Research
A "Auerbach's Shakespeare," which reads the depiction of Renaissance Art in Mimesis as one source for Auerbach's conception of History

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