Eastern Michigan University
direct edit

Craig Dionne

Professor of Literature

Craig Dionne 612H Pray-Harrold




PhD in Literary and Cultural Theory, Carnegie Mellon University


Sabbatical June 2014 through June 2015:

Visiting Researcher Keio University, Tokyo.

Interests and Expertise

Shakespeare, English Renaissance Literature, Literary and Cultural Theory. Research interests: Shakespeare through the ages, Global Shakespeare, Shakespeare in Popular Culture, theater in early modern urban culture, and history of the discipline.


Studies in Shakespeare

Elizabethan and Jacobean Literature

Shakespeare in London Study Abroad

Introduction to Shakespeare

Hollywood Science Fiction

Bastards, Rogues, and Thieves: Underworld Literature

Recent Publications and Presentations

Current project: Posthuman Lear:  Reading Shakespeare in the Anthropocene. 

Bollywood Shakespeare . Eds, Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia. Palgrave, 2014.

Native Shakespeares: Indigenous Appropriations on a Global Stage , Eds. Craig Dionne and Parmita Kapadia, Ashgate Press, 2008. 

Rogues and Early Modern Literary Culture . Eds. Craig Dionne and Steve Mentz. Ann Arbor: University Michigan Press, 2004. 

Disciplining English . Eds. Craig Dionne and David Shumway. Albany: SUNY University Press. 2002.

"When Did We Become Post/human?" Co-editor. Inaugural issue: postmedieval:a journal of medieval cultural studies.  

“’Now For the Lord’s Sake’: Vagrancy, Downward Mobility, and Low Aeshetics.” Early Modern Culture: An Online Seminar. Issue 7, 2009. Special Issue: Vagrant Subjects.

“The Trick of Singularity: Twelfth Night, Stewards of the Post-Human, and the Problem of Aesthetics.” New Humanisms, Ed. Eileen Joy. Ohio State University Press, under consideration.

”Fashioning Outlaws: The Early Modern Rogue and Urban Culture." Rogues and Early Modern English Culture. Eds. Craig Dionne and Steve Mentz. 

"Period-Making and the Renaissance." Disciplining English Eds. Craig Dionne and David Shumway. SUNY University Press. Albany: SUNY University Press. 2002.

“The Shatnerification of Shakespeare: Star Trek and the Commonplace Tradition.” In Shakespeare After Mass Culture: A Cultural Studies Reader. Ed. Richard Burt. New York: Palgrave, 2002 

"Playing It Accordingly: Parolles and Shakespeare's Knee-crooking Knaves," Anthology of Critical Essays on Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well." Ed. Gary Waller, Routledge Press, November 2005.