- Ph.D., Literature, University of California, San Diego, 1997
- M.A., Literature, University of California, San Diego, 1994
- B.A., Literature,University of California, Santa Cruz, 1989
Benjamin Bertram is 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, science fiction, film studies, and critical theory. His new book, Bestial Oblivion: War, Humanism, and Ecology in Early Modern England, came out in June, 2018. The book is part of a series for Routledge entitled "Perspectives on the Nonhuman.” His publications include articles in Criticism (Forthcoming), the Routledge Handbook on Shakespeare and Animals (Forthcoming), Modern Philology, English Literature, Exemplaria, and boundary 2. His first book, The Time is Out of Joint: Skepticism in Shakespeare’s England, appeared in 2004.
Early modern studies, Shakespeare, 16th & 17th c. English literature, critical theory, and cultural studies