Dr. Vin Nardizzi


Vin Nardizzi (English) teaches Renaissance literature, ecocriticism, and queer and disability studies. His current project, Evergreen Fantasies: Shakespeare’s Theatre in the Age of Wood, brings into view the forest and the trees of Renaissance drama: it explores the surprising connections among Shakespeare’s theatre, drama set “in the woods,” and an environmental crisis that propagandists claimed would to lead to an eco-political collapse—an unprecedented scarcity of wood and timber. His next projects will investigate the performance of disability on Shakespeare’s stage and late-Elizabethan representations that register the impact of what’s now called “The Little Ice Age.”

  • The Indistinct Human in Renaissance Literature. Co-edited with Jean E. Feerick. (Forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan)
  • “Guest Column: Wooden Slavery,” PMLA 126.2 (March 2011): 313-15.
  • “Felling Falstaff in Windsor Park.” In Ecocritical Shakespeare, eds. Lynne Bruckner and Dan Brayton (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), pp. 123-38.

Vin Nardizzi, Department of English
Associate Professor
Associate, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
Associate Member, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice

Office: Buchanan Tower 425
Telephone: (604) 822-4462
Email: nardizzi@mail.ubc.ca
Website: http://vinnardizzi.com/ http://english.ubc.ca/persons/vin-nardizzi/


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