This website belongs to Steve Mentz, Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York City.
Here’s my CV as of March 2013.
An exhibtion of rare books and maritime artifacts that I designed and curated for the Folger Shakespeare Library’s public gallery space in the summer of 2010.
Published in late 2013, this collection of essays on the great Elizabethan prose stylist is co-edited with Stephen Guy-Bray and Joan Pong Linton.
My 2009 book about Shakespeare, the new thalassaology, and “blue cultural studies.”
My 2006 study of prose fiction and the book market in the age of Shakespeare.
A 2004 book of essays on urban culture and criminality that I edited with Craig Dionne of Eastern Michigan University.
Shipwreck and the Global Ecology
A study of the cultural consequences of the first age of globalization among English-speaking writers. Through the phrases “wet globalization,” “blue ecology,” and “shipwreck modernity,” this book unpacks early modern globalization and maritime expansion through the lens of shipwreck.
The Hungry Ocean
A collection of essays co-edited with Marty Rojas that features material from the 2009 conference I organized at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence, RI.
Oceanic New York
A forthcoming collections of essays, illustrations, and poetry about our local urban oceans.
Links open as PDF
- Jacobean Shakespeare
- Shakespeare and the Islamic World
- Shakespeare and Love
- Shakespeare and English Nationalism
- Shakespeare and Shipwreck