Department of English

Eric Griffin

October 18, 2010

Rose O'Neill Literary House, 4:30 p.m.

"The Burden of Comedy: England, Spain, and Our Romance With Elizabeth Tudor"

Eric Griffin is Associate Professor of English at Millsaps College where he also directs the Program in Latin American Studies and teaches in the Living in Yucatan Program. His recent book, English Renaissance Drama and the Specter of Spain: Ethnopoetics and Empire (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009), explores Anglo-Hispanic literary and cultural relations from the late fifteenth through the early seventeenth centuries. His work has appeared in Representations, English Literary Renaissance, The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies and other journals and in Envisioning an English Empire: Jamestown and the Invention of the North Atlantic World edited by Robert Appelbaum and John Wood Sweet (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005).

Sponsored by: The Sophie Kerr Committee