Department of English

Matthew Kendrick


Office:   Preakness Hall 334
Phone:   973-720-3054
Office Hours:   see link on menu

Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Early modern literature and culture, critical theory, cultural studies, working-class studies, rhetorical theory.

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

My teaching and research interests include early modern literature, critical theory, theories of rhetoric, and cultural studies. I am especially interested in representations of class and work in literature.



At Work in the Early Modern English Theater: Valuing Labor (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015)

Rhetorics of Class in Shakespeare’s England (in progress)


Journal Articles:

“Imagetext in The Winter’s Tale,” Textual Practice 29.4 (2014): 697-716.

“Neostoicism and the Economics of Revenge in Cyril Tourneur’s The Atheist’s Tragedy,” College Literature 41.3 (2014): 7-26.

“The Politics and Poetics of Embodiment in Gerrard Winstanley’s Digger Writings,” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History 42.3 (2013): 283-308.

“Humoralism and Poverty in Jonson’s Every Man in his Humour,” South Central Review 30.2 (2013): 73-90.

“‘A shoemaker sell flesh and blood – O indignity!’: The Labouring Body and Community in The Shoemaker’s Holiday,English Studies 92.3 (2011): 259-273.

“The Carnivalesque and Class Hybridization in As You Like It,Explorations in Renaissance Culture 36.2 (2010): 229-244.


Book Reviews:

Bartolovich, Crystal, David Hillman, and Jean E.  Howard, eds. Marx and Freud: Great Shakespeareans Vol. 10. London: Continuum, 2012, The Sixteenth Century Journal XLIV, no. 3 (2013): 849-51.