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Steve Schillinger

Steve Schillinger
Steve Schillinger

Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing

Root Hall 319

Steve Schillinger, who is interested in writing from the early modern period, focuses on the history of early print and its role in the history of dramatic literature and rhetoric. More narrowly, his research attempts to understand the relationship between 16th and 17th century reading practices and the history of early writing technologies, especially early print practices.

He is currently working on an essay on reception history and the rhetoric of war in Hamlet and The Big Lebowski.

Schillinger has published pieces about Christopher Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris and the anonymous Jack Straw play. His also has published work about The Merchant of Venice, “Conversations with Shylock: Audience Perception, Textual Control and Misreading in The Merchant of Venice” in Texas Studies in Literature and Language (2016)). His essay, "'Widow Dido’ Fighting the Footnotes: How to Teach Shakespeare’s Allusional Strategy Using 2.1 of The Tempest,” was published in The Ashgate Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature (2017).


Recent Courses Taught

Renaissance Outsiders


  • 2013 Finalist: Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Vermont

Appointed to the Faculty: 2018

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Washington
M.A., University of Vermont
B.A., Bishop’s University

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