Department of English

Lewis Walker

ProfessorLewis Walker
Morton Hall 164


Ph.D., University of Virginia
M.A., University of California-Berkeley
B.A., University of Virginia

Academic Interests

Dr. Walker's teaching and research are focused on English literature from the late medieval period through the mid-17th century. His chief interest is in Shakespeare, but he has also done work on Chaucer and Milton. He is also interested in research methods and has taught the M.A. course that introduces students to scholarly research and to various subfields of English studies.

Courses Taught

ENG 233: The Bible as Literature
ENG 332: Shakespeare's Early Plays and Poems
ENG 333: Shakespeare's Late Plays
ENG 490 (509): Topics in Literature: Renaissance Drama
ENG 430 (504): The Age of Chaucer
ENG 431 (505): The Age of Elizabeth
ENG 432 (506): The Age of Chaucer

Major Publications

  • "Chaucer's Contribution to The Tempest: A Reappraisal." Renaissance Papers

2000: 119-35.

  • "'Il Penseroso and The Squire's Tale: Milton and the Attractions of

Incompleteness." Reassembling Truth: Twenty-first-Century Milton. Ed.Charles W. Durham and Kristin A. Pruitt. Selinsgrove: Susquehanna UP, 2003.49-62.

  • "Samson at the Fair." Renaissance Papers 2006: 151-67.
  • Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition: An Annotated Bibliography 1961-1991. New York & London: Routledge, 2002.