Languages, Literature, & Philosophy

Dr. Christopher Baker

Professor of English
Gamble Hall 203

Ph. D., M. A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B. A., St. Lawrence University
Research and Teaching Interests
English Renaissance literature, religion and literature
Professional Activities
Editorial Board, ANQ: American Notes and Queries
Editorial Board, Appositions: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & Culture
Department Head: Languages, Literature, and Dramatic Arts, 1994-98.
Past President, South Central Renaissance Conference
Past President, Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation
American Council on Education Fellow, 1988-89.
AASU award for Distinguished Faculty Service to the Discipline, 2004-2005
Governing Council, Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, Class of 2009

Recent Publications

"A Trip with the Strange Woman: Amiri Baraka's Dutchman and the Book of Proverbs",
 South Atlantic Review  78:3-4 (2015), 110 -128.

" 'Let me the curtains draw': Othello in Performance," in Othello: A Critical Reader, ed. Robert C. Evans, Arden Early Modern Drama Guides (London: Bloomsbury, 2015), 51-81.

Assistant editor, New Variorum Cymbeline, (MLA, forthcoming).

"Sidney, Religious Syncretism, and Henry VIII,"  Studia Neophilologica, Autumn, 2014.

"The Duchess of Malfi and Jonson's 'On My First Son,' " Notes and Queries 59 (2012), 573-75.

Fourteen entries in The Milton Encyclopedia, ed. Thomas Corns (Yale University Press, 2012).

" 'Greedily she ingorg'd': Eve and the Bread of Life," Milton Studies 52 (2011), 95-110.

"Saint Peter and Macbeth's Porter," Ben Jonson Journal 18:2 (2011), 233-53.

"Charmian’s ‘lass unparallel’d,‘ ”  American Notes and Queries 23:3 (2010), 151-53

“Bone Lace and Donne’s ‘bracelet of bright haire about the bone,” John Donne Journal (28)(2009), 159-61.
Religion in the Age of Shakespeare (Greenwood Press, 2007).
“Jonson’s Volpone and Dante,” (with Richard Harp), Comparative Drama 39:1 (Spring 2005), 55-74.
“Ovid, Othello, and the Pontic Scythians,” in Paula H. Payne, ed. Search for Meaning:
Critical Essays on Early Modern Literature (Peter Lang, 2004), 61-80.
“Porphyro’s Rose: Keats and T. S. Eliot’s ‘The Metaphysical Poets,” Journal of Modern Literature 27:182 (Fall 2003), 57-62.
Editor, Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution 1600 – 1720: A Biographical Dictionary (Greenwood Press, 2002).