Visiting Professor Garrett A. Sullivan, Jr.

Professor Garrett Sullivan is the Neag Visiting Professor for Spring 2016. He is a professor at Penn State where he teaches courses on early modern English literature and culture, especially drama. His research interests include the histories of emotion, cognition and embodiment; period conceptions of generation, vitality and humanness; British World War II film; the relationship between literary genre and early modern experiences of embodiment; and cartography, geography and early modern conceptions of land. Sullivan’s area of specialization is Renaissance Literature with particular interest in Renaissance drama, especially Shakespeare and Marlowe. He has authored, edited, and co-edited numerous works. Sullivan has also served as a trustee for the Shakespeare Association of America and on the Shakespeare Division Executive Committee of the MLA. In addition, he has co-curated two exhibitions at the Folger Shakespeare Library, one focused on early modern conceptions of history and the other on period ideas about sleeping and dreaming.