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Christopher Highley


Christopher Highley

Director, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Director; Professor, Department of English


Denney Hall 558

Areas of Expertise

  • Renaissance literature


  • PhD, Stanford University
  • MA, University of Southern California
  • BA, University of Sussex

Chris Highley specializes in Early Modern literature, culture and history. He is the author of several books: Shakespeare, Spenser, and the Crisis in Ireland (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Catholics Writing the Nation in Early Modern Britain and Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2008) and is the co-editor of Henry VIII and his Afterlives (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Highley is currently working on two unrelated projects: the posthumous image of Henry VIII and the history of the Blackfriars neighborhood in early modern London.

Highly is also the Department of English's Study Abroad Programs Coordinator.

He is an Editorial Board Member of The Map of Early Modern London.

Curriculum Vitae

Chris Highley's CV.pdf

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