Hank Dobin Professor of English

Hank Dobin

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Ph.D., Stanford University (1982)
B.A., Yale University (1974)


Current long-term project: the imaginative afterlives of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex (digital timeline and book)

Shakespeare, film, late Elizabethan English literature and culture, drama



WRIT 100: Aspects of Elizabeth, Strangers in Shakespeare's London
ENGL 233: Introduction to Film
ENGL 252: Shakespeare
ENGL 380: Celluloid Shakespeare
ENGL 292: Representations of Queen Elizabeth
ENGL 413: Revenge
FILM 255: Seven Minute Shakespeare

Selected Publications

Merlin's Disciples: Prophecy, Poetry and Power in Renaissance England. Stanford UP (1990).

"A Thousand Times Worse Than Death" A Thanatography of Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex.  Digital Project on the imaginative afterlives of the Earl of Essex.

"Milton's Nativity Ode: 'O What a Mask Was There'." Milton Quarterly 17.3 (Oct. 1983): 71-80.

Review of Helen Wilcox's 1611: Authority, Gender and the Word in Early Modern England (Wiley-Blackwell,2014) in Modern Language Review, Vol. 110, Part 4, October 2015, pp. 1114-1115.