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Dr. Zackariah Long

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Office: Sturges 211
Phone: 740-368-3596
E-mail: zclong@owu.edu


Renaissance literature and culture; early modern drama; Shakespeare studies; Milton studies; psychological approaches to literature; trauma theory


M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
B.A., The College of William and Mary


Zackariah Long received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2006. Before coming to Ohio Wesleyan, he served as a visiting instructor at Macalester College, an assistant professor at Sweet Briar College, and a visiting assistant professor at the Curry School of Education of the University of Virginia. A specialist in English Renaissance literature, Professor Long has published essays on Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, and early modern reception studies. His current book project, “The Uncollected Self: Memory in Crisis on the Renaissance Stage,” is a study of memory disorders in Renaissance drama.

Courses Taught

ENG 105:  Freshman Writing Seminar
ENG 145:  Angels, Demons, and Forbidden Fruit: Reading Paradise Lost
ENG 145:  Reading Shakespeare
ENG 150:  Introduction to Literary Study
ENG 176:  Shakespeare's Romances
ENG 336:  Studies in Shakespeare
ENG 338:  Shakespeare:  "This Great Stage"
ENG 340:  The Renaissance Author
ENG 342/THEA 351:  Drama and Theatre to 1700
ENG 484:  Shakespeare, Postmodernism, and Film
ENG 300.3 (Honors): Reading Ethically
ENG 484: "Shakespeare's Festive Comedies on Stage and Screen"

Major Publications

"Infernal Memory in English Renaissance Revenge Tragedy: The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet." English Literary Renaissance. (Forthcoming 2014)

"Toward an Early Modern Theory of Trauma: Conscience and Richard III." Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies 1:1 (2012): 49-72.

“‘Uncollected Man’: Trauma and the Early Modern Mind-Body in The Maid’s Tragedy.” Staging Pain, 1580-1800: Violence and Trauma in British Theatre Eds. James Allard and Matthew Martin. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009. 31-46.

“‘Unless You Could Teach Me to Forget’: Spectatorship, Self-Forgetting, and Subversion in Antitheatrical Literature and As You Like It.” Forgetting in Early Modern English Literature and Culture: Lethe’s Legacies. Eds. Christopher Ivic and Grant Williams. New York: Routledge, 2004. 151-164.


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