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Department of Literature and Language

College of Arts & Sciences

Robert Sawyer

Robert  Sawyer PhD

Professor, English
423-439-6670 /
311 Burleson Hall

Robert Sawyer is Professor of English at East Tennessee State University, where he teaches Shakespeare, Victorian Literature, and Literary Criticism. Author of Victorian Appropriations of Shakespeare (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2003), he is also co-editor of Shakespeare and Appropriation (Routledge, 1999), and Harold Bloom’s Shakespeare (Palgrave, 2001). His most recent publications include two book chapters: “‘A Whirl of Aesthetic Terminology’: Swinburne, Shakespeare, and Ethical Criticism” in Shakespeare and the Ethics of Appropriation (Palgrave, 2015), and "Broadcasting the Bard: Orson Welles and Shakespeare,” in Broadcast Your Shakespeare (Arden, Forthcoming 2017).

This past year, he served as guest co-editor for a special topic issue entitled, “Shakespeare in Cross-Cultural Spaces” for the journal Multicultural Shakespeare: Translation, Appropriation and Performance 13.29 (Forthcoming 2017). His book entitled Marlowe and Shakespeare: The Critical Rivalry will be published by Palgrave in the Spring of 2017, and his next book project, “Shakespeare between the World Wars” will also be published by Palgrave in Winter 2017.

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