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Ivan Lupić

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in English and Comp. Literature, Columbia University, 2013
Ph.D. in Theory and History of Literature, Zagreb University, 2009
M.A. in Comparative Literature, Zagreb University, 2005
B.A. in English Language and Literature and B.A. in Croatian Language and Literature, Zagreb University, 2000
At Stanford Since: 


My research focuses on Shakespeare and Renaissance literature. In 2017/18 I will be on leave, holding research fellowships at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Huntington Library, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. My book project, currently nearing completion, offers an account of the relationship between counsel and subjectivity in the context of early modern English drama. I have also begun work on a new research project, tentatively entitled Shakespeare and the End of Editing.

My article "The Mobile Queen: Observing Hecuba in Renaissance Europe" is forthcoming in Renaissance Drama, and I have recently completed a chapter on tragedy, city, and nation for A Cultural History of Tragedy in the Early Modern Age, to be published by Bloomsbury. The results of my research on the editing of Beaumont and Fletcher in the eighteenth century appear in the current volume of The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America. In 2016, I co-produced an edition of the first Kajkavian translation from Shakespeare, for which I also wrote an essay on translation and the aesthetics of miniature. My essays have appeared in collections such as The Quest for Cardenio: Shakespeare, Fletcher, and the Lost Play (OUP, 2012), Postcolonial Shakespeare (Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 2009), Shakespeare and War (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), and Shakespeare in Europe (Jagiellonian UP, 2008). My first book, published in 2007, is devoted to Renaissance sonnet sequences and the issue of transtextuality; my second book, published in 2010, studies the relationship between book history and performance studies in foreign-Shakespeare contexts. In recent years I have also published a series of articles in various scholarly journals dealing with topics in book history and manuscript studies, especially in connection with the literary culture of the Ragusan Republic. At Stanford, I direct a digital humanities project The Manuscript Networks of the Ragusan Republic (1358-1808), supported by the Denning Fund for Humanities and Technologies. The full list of my publications will be found here:ć

Research interests: Shakespeare and early English drama; European Renaissance; transnational studies; literature and political thought; literature and philosophy; textual scholarship, book history, and manuscript studies; theater history; history of the discipline; translation studies; queer studies; antiquarianism; new boredom. 

Undergraduate courses: Early Shakespeare: Poet and Playwright (2013/14); Queer Reading and Queer Writing in Early Modern England (2013/14); Late Shakespeare: Genre, Style, Authorship (2013/14); ; The Renaissance: Culture as Conflict (2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17); Hamlet and the Critics (2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17); Shakespeare: The Ethical Challenge (2014/2015); Desire, Identity, Modernity (2015/2016); From Audience to Critic at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (2016/17, 2017/18); Tradition and Individuality: Medieval to Early Modern (2016/17).

Graduate courses: Renaissance Literature and Politics After the New Historicism (2013/14, 2015/16); English Drama Before Shakespeare (2014/15); Introduction to Manuscript Studies (2016/17).


Courses 2018-2019


English 163D/ TAPS 163D: Shakespeare: The Ethical Challenge

English 79N: The Renaissance: Culture as Conflict



English 10C: Introduction to English I: Tradition and Individuality, Medieval to Early Modern

English 115C/ English 215C / TAPS 151C: Hamlet and the Critics