Joel M. Dodson, Ph.D.

Joel Dodson

Assistant Professor of English

English Renaissance Literature, Critical Theory

Office: Engleman Hall D280
Phone: 203.392.6903




M.A., Ph.D., English, University of Notre Dame, 2011
B.A., English and Philosophy, Wheaton College, 2001

About Professor Dodson

I teach courses on early British literature (16th and 17th century), critical theory, and first-year writing. I am particularly interested in the poetry and drama of the English Renaissance and Reformation, including Shakespeare’s contemporaries Edmund Spenser, Philip Sidney, Christopher Marlowe, and John Donne. My current research is focused on religious division and late Tudor poetics. For more information about my work, including course syllabi, see my personal webpage above.  

Recent Courses Taught

ENG 508 – Contemporary Critical Theory (Grad)
ENG 542 – Shakespeare (Grad)
ENG 452, 552 – English Renaissance
ENG 308 – Literary Studies: Critical Theories
ENG 307 – Literary Analysis for English Majors
LIT 306 – Classical Drama
ENG 217 – Introduction to Literature
ENG 110, 112 – Composition I and II