Mark Fortier

Professor College of Arts School of English and Theatre Studies Guelph, Ontario mfortier@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53881

Bio/Research

I am the author of Theory/Theatre: an Introduction (Routledge 1997, 2002) and The Culture of Equity in Early Modern England (Ashgate 2005); I am the co-editor of The True Law of Free Monarchies and Basilicon Doron (CRRS 1996), Adaptations of Shakespeare (Routledge 2000), and Royal Subjects: Essay...

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Bio/Research

I am the author of Theory/Theatre: an Introduction (Routledge 1997, 2002) and The Culture of Equity in Early Modern England (Ashgate 2005); I am the co-editor of The True Law of Free Monarchies and Basilicon Doron (CRRS 1996), Adaptations of Shakespeare (Routledge 2000), and Royal Subjects: Essays on the Writings of James VI and I (Wayne State 2002). I have also published a large number of articles on Shakespeare, adaptations of Shakespeare, early modern literature, and cultural studies. I have been the recipient of an SSHRC Standard Research Grant as well as other awards. My present research interests include the culture of equity in the restoration and thereafter and historicizing archetypal stories of the lost and found.

I see my teaching as based on the most progressive aspects of traditional humanism and humanist education, adapted to the critical concerns of a contemporary multicultural society. I seek to contribute to the development of a well-rounded human being: informed, skilled, active, curious, encouraged, enthusiastic and self-reflective. I believe in an open environment in which disparate points of view are welcome, in which students are treated as thoughtful, capable beings, expected to participate in discussion and the development of the class’s understanding. I also believe in intellectual rigour, but joined with playfulness and creativity. I believe that university education can and should be made exciting and highly relevant to the lives of students, while engaging—artistically, emotionally, intellectually, and politically—with the most serious cultural works of the past.

I am interested in graduate supervision in early modern culture, literature, and theory, and in cultural theory and theatre.



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