Joint PhD in Literary Studies / Theatre Studies in English

Graduate Faculty

University of Guelph
Wilfrid Laurier University

Michael Keefer, BA (Royal Military College), MA (Toronto), DPhil (Sussex). 

Associate Professor (1985).

E-mail: mkeefer@uoguelph.ca 

Research Interests

Renaissance studies, literary theory, textual criticism.

Books

  • Lunar Perspectives: Field Notes from the Culture Wars. Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 1996.

  • Ed. Doctor Faustus: a 1604-version edition by Christopher Marlowe. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 1991.

Selected recent articles

  • "Text, Apparatus, History." Elizabethan Theatre XV. P. D. Meany, 2002.

  • "Accommodation and Synecdoche: Calvin's God in King Lear." Shakespearean Criticism 52. Gale Research, 2000.

  • "Violence and Extremity: Nashe's Unfortunate Traveller as an Anatomy of Abjection." Critical Approaches to English Prose Fiction 1520-1640. Dovehouse Editions, 1998.

  • "'Inter inextricabiles ... difficultatum tenegras': Ficino's Pimander and the Gendering of Cartesian Subjectivity." Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme 22.1 (1998).

  • "The Dreamer's Path: Descartes and the Sixteenth Century." Renaissance Quarterly 49 (1996).

  • "Self-Image and Spectacle in Tamburlaine and Doctor Faustus." Spectacle & Image in Renaissance Europe E. J. Brill, 1993.

Awards

Co-winner of the 1987 Nelson Prize of the Renaissance Society of America.
President of the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE), 1992-94.