Thomas Cartelli

Professor of English and Film Studies

Tel. 484-664-3310
Fax 484-664-3633
Office: Center for the Arts 263        


     1979   Ph.D., Literature, University of California at Santa Cruz
     1975   M.A., Literature, University of California at Santa Cruz
     1973   B.A., Literature, Bennington College

Select Awards, Publications and Presentations:

Lindback Prize for Distinguished Teaching, 1986
Class of 1932 Research Professorship, 1992-93; 2009-10
Shire Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 2000-01
Donald C. Hoffman Research Fellowship, 2004-05

Editor, Norton Critical Edition of Shakespeare’s Richard III. New York: W.W. Norton, 2009.

“Channeling the Ghosts: the Wooster Group’s Remediation of the 1964 Electronovision Hamlet,” in Shakespeare Survey, 61 (2008): 147-160.

“The Face in the Mirror:  Joyce’s Ulysses and the Lookingglass Shakespeare,” in Craig Dionne & Parmita Kapadia, eds. Native Shakespeares: Indigenous Appropriations on a Global Stage, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2008, 19-36

New Wave Shakespeare on Screen. Co-authored with Katherine Rowe.  Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2007.

“Surviving Shakespeare: Kristian Levring’s The King is Alive” (co-authored with Katherine Rowe) Borrowers & Lenders: the Journal of Shakespearean Appropriation, 1.2 (2006).

“Taymor’s Titus in Time and Space: Surrogation and Interpolation,” Renaissance Drama, N.S. 34 (2006): 163-184.

 “Suffolk and the Pirates: Disordered Relations in Shakespeare’s 2 Henry VI.” In Richard Dutton and Jean Howard, eds. A Blackwell Companion to Shakespeare, v. 1. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003, pp. 325-343.

“Shakespeare and the Street: Pacino’s Looking for Richard, Bedford’s The Street King, and the Common Understanding.” In Richard Burt and Lynda Boose, eds. Shakespeare the Movie II.  New York & London: Routledge, 2003, pp. 186-199.

“Shakespeare in Pain: Edward Bond’s Lear and the Ghosts of History,” Shakespeare Survey, 55 (2002): 159-69.

Repositioning Shakespeare: National Formations, Postcolonial Appropriations. London: Routledge, 1999.

 "Queer Edward II: Postmodern Sexualities and the Early Modern Subject." In Paul W. White, ed.  Marlowe, History,and Sexuality: New Critical Essays on Christopher Marlowe. New York: AMS Press, 1998, 213-23.  Reprinted in Avraham Oz, ed., Marlowe: Contemporary Critical Essays (New York:  Palgrave, 2003), pp. 200-12.

Marlowe, Shakespeare, and the Economy of Theatrical Experience. Philadelphia: UPenn Press, 1991.

Cartelli teaches courses on Shakespeare, Shakespeare on Film, Postcolonial Literatures, Caribbean Writing, the Indian diaspora, and James Joyce for the English Department, and World Cinemas, Film Cultures of the Middle-East, and New Asian Cinemas for the Film Studies program.  He team-teaches (with Beth Schachter of the Theater Department) Renaissance Plays in Process, a course that mixes intensive reading and research with applied work in acting, directing, dramaturgy, stage-management and design.  He has, in the last few years, collaborated with other colleagues in Theater and English in the supervision of Honors theses written by cross-over Theater/English majors in the emerging field of Performance Studies.