VP for Academic Affairs
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.