Christopher Matusiak

Christopher Matusiak

Assistant Professor, Department of English
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Classical Studies
Faculty, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Specialty:Shakespeare, Early English Theater History, Renaissance Literature
Phone:(607) 274-7371
Office:326 Muller Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

Christopher Matusiak received his Ph.D from the University of Toronto in 2009 before joining Ithaca College's English faculty in 2010. He teaches courses on Shakespeare and the literature of his early modern contemporaries.

Christopher's primary research areas are the social and economic dimensions of early modern theater. He is associate editor of Renaissance dramatic selections for Representative Poetry Online  and a contributor to The Lost Plays Database . Currently he is working on a critical edition of Robert Greene’s comedy Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay (1594) for the Queen’s Men Editions series.

Christopher serves as the faculty sponsor for IC's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English Honor Society.

Recent Courses

ENGL-219        Shakespeare's Women (Fall 2013)

ENGL-331        The Erotic Renaissance (Fall 2013)

ENGL-373        The Age of Marlowe (Spring 2013)

ENGL-430        King's Men: Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton (Fall 2012)

ENGL-331        English Renaissance Beasts (Spring 2012)

ENGL-219        Shakespeare and Dramatic Genre (Fall 2011)


Recent Publications


"Elizabeth Beeston, Sir Lewis Kirke, and the Cockpit's Management during the English Civil Wars."  Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England (forthcoming, 2014)


"Marlowe and Theater History," in Marlowe at 450, eds. Sara Munson Deats and Robert A. Logan (forthcoming from Ashgate, 2014)


Entries for "Bendo and Richardo," “Doctor Lambe and the Witches,” "Friar Fox and Gillian of Brentford," “Friar Rush and the Proud Woman of Antwerp,”  "Marquis D'Ancre," “The Whore New Vamped,”  and "Zenobia" in The Lost Plays Database, eds. Roslyn L. Knutson and David McInnis. 2010-2012.


“Christopher Beeston and the Caroline Office of Theatrical ‘Governor’.” Early Theatre 11.2 (2008): 39-56.

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