Stephen Whitworth


Dr. Stephen Whitworth
Associate Professor of English

Stephen Whitworth received his PhD from the University of Michigan and has earned a post-doctoral certificate in psycho-analytic theory and writing.

Contact Information
Office:106C Bakeless Center for the Humanities
Office Phone: 570.389.4717
Fax: 570.389.3006
Office Hours (Fall 2014): MWF 8-9 a.m.; TR 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Teaching and Research Interests
Dr. Whitworth's interests include early modern non-dramatic literature, psychoanalysis and semiotics. His publications are found in such noted places as Exemplaria:  A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, The Shakespeare Yearbook, and The Journal of Lacanian Studies.  He also contributed articles to the Ashgate volume Critical Essays on Shakespeare's "A Lover's Complaint": Suffering Ecstasy.

Dr. Whitworth is publishing an article entitled "Singing the Failure of Meaning:  Crashaw's Baroque Poetry" in a volume entitled Madness Yes You Can't:  Lacan's Take on Insanity forthcoming from Routledge in Spring 2014.

Dr. Whitwoth is also delivering a lecture entitled "Minding the Gap:  Southwell's Elizabethan Song of the Baroque Rift" at Tel Aviv University's upcoming symposium "The Perversity of the Poetic," in January 2014. 

Courses Taught
European Literature to 1450
Survey of British Literature 1
Shakespeare and Milton
Renaissance Poetry and Drama
World Mythology

Curriculum Vitae PDF

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