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Dr. Christopher Baker

Professor of English

Gamble Hall 130

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., St. Lawrence University

Research & Teaching Interests
English Renaissance Literature, Religion, and Literature.
Professional Activities

Nominated for the 2019-20 Georgia Southern University Research and Creative Activity Award

H. Dean Propst Award for Outstanding Faculty, 2015-16
Editorial Board, ANQ: American Notes and Queries
Editorial Board (2008 – 2017), Appositions: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & Culture
Department Head: Languages, Literature, and Dramatic Arts, 1994-98.
Twice Past President (2008-2009, 2017-2018), South Central Renaissance Conference
Past President, Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation
American Council on Education Fellow, 1988-89.
AASU Award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the Discipline, 2004-2005
Governing Council, Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, Class of 2009

Recent Publications

“Hamlet and the Kairos”, The Ben Jonson Journal, 26.1 (2019), 62-77.

Associate editor, New Variorum Cymbeline (forthcoming).

“The Crucible after Six Decades” in Critical Insights: The Crucible, ed. Robert C. Evans (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2018), xi – xxii.

“The Crucible in Four Voices: Rouleau, Segal, Hytner, and Farber”, in Critical Insights: The Crucible, ed. Robert C. Evans (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2018), 201-16.

“On Rebels and Rebellion in Literature,” in Critical Insights: Rebellion, ed. Robert C. Evans (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2017), xv-xxvi.

” ‘Real rebellion is a creator of values’: Doctors as Rebels in Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People and Camus’ The Plague.”  In Critical Insights: Rebellion, ed. Robert C. Evans, (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2017), 141-57.

“Arthur Miller’s The Crucible: Four Productions,” in Critical Insights: The Crucible, ed. Robert C. Evans (Salem Press, forthcoming).

“Lords of the Flies: Peter Brook, Harry Hook, and Golding’s Novel,” in Critical Insights: Lord of the Flies ed. Sarah Frederick (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2017),188-202.

” ‘These Hard Hearts’: Aristotelian Morality and Peter Brook’s King Lear“,  in Robert C. Evans, ed., Critical Approaches to Literature: Moral (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2017), 82-98.

“Henry V and Mark 9:23,” Notes and Queries, 64 (2), June 2017, 266-67.

Romeo and Juliet on Film“, in  Robert C. Evans, ed., Critical Insights: Romeo and Juliet  (Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2017), 129-44.

” ‘Life is a casting off’ in Death of a Salesman“, Arthur Miller Journal, 11:1 (Spring, 2016), 57-65.

“Grapes in the Nest: The Grapes of Wrath and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in Robert C. Evans, ed., Critical Insights: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ipswich,MA: Salem Press, 2015), 77-91.

“A Trip with the Strange Woman: Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman and the Book of Proverbs,” South Atlantic Review, 78:3-4 (2015), 110-128.

” ‘Let me the curtains draw’: Othello in Performance,” in Othello: A Critical Reader, ed. Robert C. Evans, Arden Early Modern Drama Guides (London: Bloomsbury, 2015), 51-81.

“Sidney, Religious Syncretism, and Henry VIII,” Studia Neophilologica, 86 (1), Autumn, 2014,17-36.

The Duchess of Malfi and Jonson’s ‘On My First Son,’ ” Notes and Queries 59 (2012), 573-75.

Fourteen entries in The Milton Encyclopedia, ed. Thomas Corns (Yale University Press, 2012).

” ‘Greedily she ingorg’d’: Eve and the Bread of Life,” Milton Studies 52 (2011), 95-110.

“Saint Peter and Macbeth’s Porter,” Ben Jonson Journal 18:2 (2011), 233-53.

“Charmian’s ‘lass unparallel’d,‘ ”  American Notes and Queries 23:3 (2010), 151-53

“Bone Lace and Donne’s ‘bracelet of bright haire about the bone,” John Donne Journal (28)(2009), 159-61.

Religion in the Age of Shakespeare (Greenwood Press, 2007).

“Jonson’s Volpone and Dante,” (with Richard Harp), Comparative Drama 39:1 (Spring 2005), 55-74.

“Ovid, Othello, and the Pontic Scythians,” in Paula H. Payne, ed. Search for Meaning: 
Critical Essays on Early Modern Literature (Peter Lang, 2004), 61-80.

“Porphyro’s Rose: Keats and T. S. Eliot’s ‘The Metaphysical Poets,” Journal of Modern Literature27:182 (Fall 2003), 57-62.

Editor, Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution 1600 – 1720: A Biographical Dictionary (Greenwood Press, 2002).

Last updated: 6/18/2019