- Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1997
- M.A., University of California, San Diego, 1994
- B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1989
Benjamin Bertram is Associate Professor of English at the University of Southern Maine. His areas of interest include sixteenth and seventeenth-century English literature and culture, Shakespeare, early modern studies, ecocriticism, animal studies, film studies, and critical theory. He is currently completing a book on war, humanism, and ecology in early modern England that will be published by Routledge in 2017. His most recent articles are “Webster’s Geometry” (English Literature 1, 2014), “Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and the Discourse of Husbandry” (Modern Philology 110:4, 2013) and “Falstaff’s Body, the Body Politic, and the Body of Trade” (Exemplaria 21:3, 2009). His first book, The Time is Out of Joint: Skepticism in Shakespeare’s England, appeared in 2004. He has also published essays on postmodernism and politics. Bertram recently served as chair of the English Department, currently serves on the board of directors of Portland Stage Company, and in 2016 he served as the lead scholar for the Culture in Context series at the Theater at Monmouth.
Webster's Geometry; or, The Irreducible Duchess, English Literature (2014)
Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and the Discourse of Husbandry, Modern Philology 110.4 (2013)
Falstaff’s Body, the Body Politic, and the Body of Trade, Exemplaria (2009)
Early modern studies, Shakespeare, 16th & 17th c. English literature, critical theory, and cultural studies