Brian Chalk, PHD

Brian Chalk, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department : English

Email : brian.chalk@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7121

Office : MEM 419

Education

PHD, Brandeis University
MA, New York University
BA, James Madison University

Research

Current Research:

Raptures of Futurity:Monumentality and Posterity in Jacobean Drama. A book length study that reevaluates the relationship between Jacobean dramatists and literary posterity by considering their work within the context of larger cultural preoccupations with memorialization.

Publications & Professional Activities

Publications:

“‘Fearful Meditations’: Pondering Posterity in Shakespeare’s Sonnets,” St. John’s University Humanities Review Spring 2010

“Webster’s ‘Worthyest Monument’: The Problem of Posterity in The Duchess of Malfi,” Studies in Philology 108.3 (Summer 2011): 379-402.

“Jonson’s Textual Monument,” Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 52.2 (Spring 2012): 387-405.

Selected Conference Papers:

Murdering Sleep’: Macbeth, Dreams, and the Boundaries of Theatrical Reality.” (Revised), Shakespeare Association of America Meeting, Boston, MA, April 2012

Invited Lecture: “’Mocking Life’: Preemptive Commemoration in The Winter’s Tale.” James Madison University, October 2011.

“Staging Monuments in The Winter’s Tale.” Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA, October 2011

“’Mocking Life’: Preemptive Commemoration in The Winter’s Tale.” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, Bellevue, Washington, April 2011

Murdering Sleep’: Macbeth, Dreams, and the Boundaries of Theatrical Reality.” Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA, October 2009

“’Let all things end’: Marlowe’s Mortality.” 37th Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., April 2009

“’Here I am my own ghost’: Webster's Symbols of Posterity.” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL, April 2008

“Jonson’s Roman Originality.” 36th Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 2008

“Theatrical Authority in Jonson's Sejanus.” Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA, October 2007


 

Honors & Awards

  • NYU Faculty Seminar Participant, “Shakespeare and Early Modern Globilization”
  • Honorable Mention, J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize, Shakespeare Association of America, 2011
  • Mellon Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2009-2010
  • Shakespeare Association of America Travel Award, 2008, 2009
  • Brandeis University Provost’s Dissertation Expense Award, 2008

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • Shakespeare Association of America
  • Renaissance Society of America

Other

  • Interests: 16th- and 17th-century English literature, including drama, poetry, and prose; Shakespeare; literature and memorialization; origins of the Western Canon; Renaissance dream theory

Courses Taught/Teaching

ENGL 110      College Writing

ENGL 150      Freshmen Year Seminar

ENGL 150      Roots: Literature

ENGL 245      Introduction to Shakespeare

ENGL 306      Introduction to Literary Study
ENGL 309      British Literature: Beowulf to the Augustan Age
ENGL 329      Shakespeare I
ENGL 330      Shakespeare II