Paul Cannan

Professional Title
Associate Professor, English Graduate Faculty


Ph.D. in English, Pennsylvania State University, December 1997 

Courses Taught

ENGL 3223: Shakespeare 
ENGL 5665: The Making of a Major Author
ENGL 8171: English Drama, 1660–1737 
ENGL 5222: Shakespeare 
ENGL 1585: Australian & New Zealand Literature and Culture 
ENGL 5533: English Renaissance Drama 
ENGL 3501: English Literature I
ENGL 5331: Milton 
ENGL 5541: Restoration and 18th-Century Literature 
WRIT 1120: College Writing
WRIT 3130: Advanced Writing: Engineering 
WRIT 3121: Advanced Writing: Business and Organizations 


The Emergence of Dramatic Criticism in England: From Jonson to Pope (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

“Early Shakespeare Criticism, Charles Gildon, and the Making of Shakespeare the Playwright-Poet,” Modern Philology 102 (2004): 35–55.

“Ben Jonson, Authorship, and the Rhetoric of English Dramatic Prefatory Criticism,” Studies in Philology 99 (2002): 178–201.

“A Short View of Tragedy and Rymer’s Proposals for Regulating the English Stage,” The Review of English Studies ns 52 (2001): 207–226.

“Restoration Dramatic Theory and Criticism,” in A Companion to Restoration Drama, ed. Susan J. Owen (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001) 19–35.

“New Directions in Serious Drama on the London Stage, 1675–1678,” Philological Quarterly 73 (1994): 219–242.