Eric Brown teaches courses in early British literature, including Shakespeare, and his research interests range from film to the natural sciences. He has twice been a visiting professor at Harvard University, where he was also a post-doctoral fellow in Renaissance studies, and at the Université du Maine (Le Mans). He spent a year as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Bergen, Norway, and in 2011-12 he was Trustee Professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. He has published over thirty essays on such figures as Shakespeare, Milton, Spenser, Sidney, Donne, and Marlowe. He is editor of the book Insect Poetics (University of Minnesota Press, 2006), an interdisciplinary collection that theorizes insects in a variety of texts and contexts, and co-editor of the book Shakespeare in Performance (Cambridge Scholars, 2013). He has recently published the book Milton on Film, detailing cinematic adaptations of Paradise Lost.
Luke Kellett is a broadly trained professional archaeologist who has done fieldwork in the US Southwest and the Andean region of South America. As an anthropological archaeologist he is interested in the long-term interactions between humans, landscapes and the environment especially during periods of climate change. He has worked in museum and contract archaeology settings, as well as an archaeologist for the US Forest Service. Since 2002 he has conducted archaeological research in the Andahuaylas region of highland Peru where he is investigating the settlement ecology of the Chanka ethnic group during a period of drought and social upheaval (AD 1000-1400). Luke teaches several courses in the Culture, Meaning and Society (Anthropology) and Geography Programs and has led UMF travel courses to Peru and Newfoundland, Canada. He is also works as UMF's sustainability coordinator and loves to ski, hike, climb and travel internationally.