IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Garrett Sullivan, Jnr.

FTBMVP sullivan profile picture6- 9 May 2014

Professor Garrett Sullivan (Pennsylvania State University)

Professor Sullivan is the Director of Graduate Studies in English at Penn State University and a distinguished academic in the field of early modern literature. On top of his impressive monograph output, which includes The Drama of Landscape: Land, Property, and Social Relations on the Early Modern Stage (1998), Memory and Forgetting in English Renaissance Drama: Shakespeare, Marlowe, Webster (2005) and Sleep, Romance and Human Embodiment: Vitality from Spenser to Milton (2012), Professor Sullivan has edited numerous works including The Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Tragedy (2010), Early Modern English Drama: A Critical Companion (2007), The Encyclopaedia of English Renaissance Literature (2012), and Environment and Embodiment in Early Modern England (2007).

Professor Sullivan has served as co-editor of Shakespeare Studies, has published in journals such as Studies in Romanticism, ELH, Shakespeare Quarterly, Renaissance Drama and Spenser Studies, has been a trustee for the Shakespeare Association of America, and is currently serving on the Shakespeare Division Executive Committee of the MLA. He has been the recipient of the Folger Shakespeare Library Short-Term Fellowship (2010) and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (2002-2003). Sullivan has also co-curated exhibitions at the Folger Shakespeare Library, one focused on early modern conceptions of history and another on period ideas about sleeping and dreaming. He is the co-creator of Sleep Cultures, a website that represents a central resource for academics interested in the phenomenon of sleep, and that demonstrates the diverse range of interdisciplinary research that is currently being conducted in this area.

During his visit to Bristol Professor Sullivan will give the following lectures and seminars:

For further details regarding Professor Sullivan's visit, please contact Dr John Lee.