William Kerwin

William Kerwin
Associate Professor
231 Tate
573-882-8272
Areas of Study: 
Film Studies, Digital Storytelling, and Visual Studies
Renaissance Literature
Research and Teaching: 

Renaissance drama, Irish literature, and literature and medicine

William Kerwin teaches Shakespeare and early British poetry, as well as Irish literature. His current research projects involve early modern satire as it relates to changes in urban life; and the connections between forms of lyric, especially the complaint, and the drama. In 2005 the University of Massachusetts Press published his Beyond the Body: The Boundaries of Medicine and English Renaissance Drama as part of their series Studies in Early Modern Culture. The book considers the two related subjects of medical instability and Renaissance drama.

Education: 

PhD 1996, University of North Carolina

Select Publications: 
  • William Kerwin. Beyond the Body: The Boundaries of Medicine and English Renaissance Drama (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005) www.umass.edu
  • William Kerwin. Brian Friel: A Casebook (New York: Garland Publications, 1997)
Awards and Honors: 
  • Folger Shakespeare Library, Short-Term Fellowship
  • Provost Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award
  • Purple Chalk Teaching Award
  • William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching