Department of English

Matthew Kendrick


Office: Preakness Hall 363
Phone: 973-720-3054
Office Hours: see link on menu

Department: English
Position: Associate Professor

Area Specialization
Early modern literature and culture, Marxism, critical theory, cultural studies, working-class studies, rhetorical theory.

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh



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

Shakespeare and the Negative (in progress)

Journal Articles (peer-reviewed):

"'Would I were in an alehouse in London!:' The Rhetoric of Drink in the Henriad," English Studies (forthcoming)

“‘So strange in quality:’ Perception, Realism, and Commodification in The Roaring Girl,” Criticism 60.1 (2018), 99-122.

“Imagetext in The Winter’s Tale,” Textual Practice 29.4 (2015): 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.