Honors Program

Benjamin Bertram Ph.D

Associate Professor of English
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Office Location

415 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland




Professor Bertram’s areas of interest include sixteenth and seventeenth-century English literature and culture, Shakespeare, early modern studies, and critical theory. His most recent publications are “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 is currently working on a new book about war and ecology in early modern England. He has also published essays on postmodernism and politics.

Research Interests

Early modern studies, Shakespeare, 16th & 17th c. English literature, critical theory, and cultural studies