Faculty at the EMC
James Kearney
(Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2001)
Associate Professor, English Department
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170
fax: (805) 893-4622
email: kearney@english.ucsb.edu

Areas of Interest

Books and Recent Articles

  • The Incarnate Text: Imagining the Book in Reformation England, under contract at the University of Pennsylvania Press
  • "The Book and the Fetish: The Materiality of Prospero's Text." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 32.3 Fall (2002)
  • "Enshrining Idolatry in The Faerie Queene." English Literary Renaissance 32.1 (2002)
  • "Trinket, Idol, Fetish: Some Notes on Iconoclasm and the Language of Materiality in Reformation England." Shakespeare Studies 28 (2000)

  • Current Projects

    My current research interests include the intersection of ethics and economics in early modern England and the concept and experience of reading as transformation.

    Recent Courses Taught

    Studies in Renaissance Literature: Technologies of Reading in Early Modern England, English 231, Spring 2008 (Grad)
    English Renaissance Drama, English 157, Spring 2008 (Undergrad)
    Upper-Division Seminar: Brave New Worlds: Utopianism in Early Modern England, English 197, Fall 2007 (Undergrad)
    Shakespeare: Later Plays, English 105B, Fall 2007 (Undergrad)
    Studies in Renaissance Literature: The Faerie Queene, English 231, Spring 2007 (Grad)
    Upper-Division Seminar: Early Modern Romance, English 197, Spring 2007 (Undergrad)
    Shakespeare: Poems and Early Plays, English 105A, Winter 2007 (Undergrad) English Literature from the Medieval Period to 1650, English 101, Winter 2007 (Undergrad)