David John Baker

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Peter G. Phialas Distinguished Professor of English & Comp Literature (3225)

Department of English and Comparative Literature 204 Greenlaw Hall, 203 Lenoir Drive
Campus Box 3520
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520
919-962-4059 (phone)


B. A. Calvin College, 1979
M.A. The Johns Hopkins University, 1983
Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University, 1992

Curriculum Vitae



On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England (Stanford University Press, 2010)

“The Post-Colonial Past,” special issue of Modern Language Quarterly, ed. David J. Baker and Barbara Fuchs (vol. 6, no. 3, Sept. 2004).

British Identities and English Renaissance Literature, ed. David J. Baker and Willy Maley (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Between Nations: Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell and the Question of Britain(Stanford University Press, 1997)

Recent Articles:

“‘My liquid journey’: the frontispiece of Coryat’s Crudities,” Environment and Embodiment in Early Modern England, ed. Mary Floyd-Wilson and Garrett Sullivan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

“Glyn Dwr, Glendouer, Glendourdy, and Glendower,” Shakespeare and Wales, ed. Willy Maley and Philip Schwyzer (Ashgate, forthcoming).

“Spenser’s Politics,” Handbook of Spenser Studies, ed. Richard McCabe (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).