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.