Honors Program

Benjamin Bertram Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Office Location

418 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2016

M/W 11:45 - 1:00 pm, 2:45 - 4:00 pm and by appointment



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1997
  • M.A., University of California, San Diego, 1994
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz, 1989


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