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  • posted an update in the group Digital Humanists:

    The Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (in English) is now inviting submissions for Volume 7 of the journal to be issued in October 2023.

    The JJADH is a peer-review and open-access journal.

    To submit your paper, please access the online submission system…[Read more]

  • joined the group Shakespeare
  • posted an update in the group Renaissance / Early Modern St…:

    This is a talk with David Sterling Brown, currently an ACLS/Mellon Scholars and Society Fellow with The Racial Imaginary Institute. This conversation includes a look at recent initiatives that explore whiteness and modern racial conflict through the performance and study of Shakespeare:

  • posted an update:

    This is a talk with James Shapiro of Columbia University, mostly about his recent book, ’Shakespeare in a Divided America’. He is also the author of books on Shakespeare’s life and times, antisemitism in Shakespeare, and the Shakespearean authorship (non) question:

  • posted an update:

    This is a talk with John Wall of North Carolina State University about the completion of the Virtual St Paul’s Cathedral Project. This project is a digital reconstruction of St Pauls Cathedral in London during the time of John Donne and Shakespeare. It provides architectural and acoustic models for Christian worship in the early decades of the…[Read more]


I am a professor of British literature at Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) in Tokyo, where I teach Shakespeare and the English Bible. I also do Digital Humanities and am the incoming Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the Japanese Association fo Digital Humanities. Prior to AGU, I taught at Hiroshima University. I am a native of South Carolina in the USA.


BA and MA from Furman University and Claremont Graduate University respectively. Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.


Genesis in Japan: The Bible beyond Christianity (College Station: Texas A&M UP Consortium, 2013).

Reforming Marlowe: The Nineteenth-Century Canonization of a Renaissance Dramatist (Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 1991).

Selected Articles and Digital Publications (since 2011):

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Playmaking in the Office of the Revels,” under final review at the Bard Graduate Center for a forthcoming volume entitled, ‘Spaces of Making and Thinking: Environments of Creative Labor in the Early Modern Period,’ ed. Colin Murray, Sophie Pitman, and Tianna Uchacz.

Review of Adele Lee, The English Renaissance and the Far East: Cross Cultural Encounters (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2018), forthcoming from Renaissance Quarterly.

Multiple entries in Lost Plays Database (Online) ed. Roslyn L. Knutson and David McInnis (Melbourne: University of Melbourne, entries posted and updated 2015, 2016, and 2017).

“Searching the New Labyrinth: the Echoes of Mercutio’s Banter in Paul’s Cross Churchyard,” Oxford University Research Archives (Web, upload October, 2014).

“Paul’s Cross and the Dramatic Echoes of Elizabethan Print,” in Paul’s Cross and the Culture of Persuasion in England, 1520-1640, ed. Torrance Kirby and P.G. Stanwood (Leuven: Brill, 2013).

“Paul’s Cross Churchyard and Shakespeare’s Verona Youth,” in Renaissance Papers, 2012, ed. Andrew Shifflett and Edward Gieskes (Rochester: Camden House, 2013).

“The Glamorous Echoes of Godly Print,” in Renaissance Papers, 2010, ed. Andrew Shifflett and Edward Gieskes (Rochester: Camden House, 2011).

Blog Posts


    Currently managing a collaborative project between AGU in Tokyo with the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. We are digitizing, cataloguing, and annotating rare early modern holdings from AGU’s collection for display on the Folger’s new IIIF compliant Miranda platform.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Digitizing the Stage Conference, Oxford. A talk entitled “The March of Fortinbras: A Digital Reconstruction.” Abstract available on this page.

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