Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Initiatives
Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies
Professor of Literatures, Culture, and Languages
Professor of English
A. B., Princeton University, 1988
M. Phil., University of Cambridge, 1990
Ph. D., Yale University, 1995
Areas of Expertise
Early Modern Literature and Culture
Religion and Literature
Biblical and Rabbinic Literature
Milton and the Rabbis: Hebraism, Hellenism, and Christianity (Columbia UP, 2001), which was awarded the American Academy of Jewish Research’s Salon Baron Prize.
Hebraica Veritas? Christian Hebraists, Jews, and the Study of Judaism in Early Modern Europe, with Allison P. Coudert (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004).
Fictions of Conversion: Jews, Christians, and Cultures of Change in Early Modern England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).
Current Research: English Bible translations from Tyndale to the King James Version, with particular attention to the increased interest in and use of Jewish materials.
See Jeffrey Shoulson’s Faculty Bookshelf page