Department Chair, Associate Professor
B.A., 1991, Columbia University
M.A., 1995, University of Chicago
Ph.D., 2002, University of Chicago
Joshua Phillips focuses primarily, in his teaching and research, on the literature of the early modern period (1380-1660) in England and Europe. His areas of specialty include Shakespeare, Spenser, sixteenth-century prose fiction, law and literature, and religion and literature. He is currently at work on a project concerning literature and monasticism in post-Reformation England.
- English Fictions of Communal Identity, 1485-1603. Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2010.
- "Idleness and Monasticism in Spenser's Late Poetry," SEL, Winter 2014.
- "Labors Lost: The Work of Devotion in Tudor England," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 44:1, Winter 2014, pp. 45-68.
- "Review Essay: Early Modern Community," Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, 13.3, Summer 2013, pp. 151-165.
- "Chronicles of Wasted Time: Anthony Munday, Romance, and Literary Labor," ELH, 73.4, Winter 2006, pp. 781-803.
- "Plays, Printing, and Publics," The Book in the Age of Theater: 1550-1700, Exhibition Catalogue, ed. Larry Norman (University of Chicago Press, 2001).
- "Humanism," The Book in the Age of Theater: 1550-1700, Exhibition Catalogue, ed. Larry Norman (University of Chicago Press, 2001).
- "Staking Claims to Utopia: Thomas More, Fiction, and Intellectual Property," Material Culture and Cultural Materialism in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, ed. Curtis Perry (Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 2001).
- "'Th'Intertraffique of the Minde': Publishing John Florio's Translation of Montaigne's Essais." Montaigne Studies, 11, Autumn 1999, 209-232.