Alan B. Farmer

Associate Professor

Pronouns
He/him/his

Alan B. Farmer's research focuses on Shakespeare and early modern drama, the history of the book, England in the 1630s, seventeenth-century news and religious politics.

He has published articles on Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, early modern printed news and the early modern English book trade. With Adam Zucker, Farmer co-edited Localizing Caroline Drama: Politics and Economics of the Early Modern English Stage, 1625-1642 (Palgrave, 2006). And with Zachary Lesser in 2007, Farmer co-created DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks, an online searchable database of all printed plays from the early sixteenth century to 1660.

Farmer is currently working on two book projects: a study of playbooks, newsbooks, and the politics of the Thirty Years' War in early modern England and, with Zachary Lesser, a revisionist study of print popularity, entitled Print, Plays, and Popularity in Shakespeare's England.

Selected Publications

Curriculum Vitae

PDF icon Alan B. Farmer's CV.pdf

Areas of Expertise
  • Shakespeare
  • Renaissance drama
  • History of the book
  • Shakespeare and film
  • Early modern news and popular culture
Education
  • PhD, Columbia University, 2005

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