Eastern Michigan University
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Craig Dionne

Professor of Literature

Craig Dionne 612H Pray-Harrold




Ph.D. 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 and eco-criticism, posthuman theory, Global Shakespeare, theater in early modern urban culture and history of the discipline.


Studies in Shakespeare

Elizabethan and Jacobean Literature

Posthuman Theory and Literature

Shakespeare in London Study Abroad

Introduction to Shakespeare

Science Fiction

Bastards, Rogues and Thieves: Underworld Literature

Recent Publications and Presentations

Posthuman Lear: Reading Shakespeare in the Anthropocene.  Punctum Books, 2016. 

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 Aesthetics.” 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.” Fragments Toward a Vanishing Humanism, Eds. Eileen Joy. and Myra J. Seaman, Ohio State University Press, 2016.

”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.