Justin Kuhn

PhD Student


Justin Kuhn is a PhD candidate in Renaissance literature. His dissertation reassesses the politics of early modern drama by examining the plays of Shakespeare, Thomas Middleton and their contemporaries that were published during the unique and short-lived period of English history when the country was governed as a republic, not a monarchy (1649-1660). Kuhn’s research and teaching interests include early modern literature and culture, Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, the history of the book, early modern religion and the seventeenth-century British Atlantic. He’s served as a research assistant on the New Oxford Shakespeare and has contributed descriptive entries on Henry IV Part 1 to the Folger Library’s online exhibition Shakespeare Documented.
Areas of Expertise
  • Renaissance literature
  • History of the book
  • Early modern politics
  • MA, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2012
  • BA, University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2008

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