O'Connell, Michael

Emeritus

Education: 

Ph.D., Yale University, 1971

Michael O'Connell is a Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1971, and his central interests include Renaissance literature (Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton); and medieval and Renaissance Drama. He is the author of Mirror and Veil: The Historical Dimension of Spenser's Faerie Queene (1977), Robert Burton (1986), The Idolatrous Eye: Iconoclasm and Theater in Early Modern England (2000), as well as articles on Spenser, Catullus, Petrach, Milton, and Handel. Professor O'Connell is currently at work on a project about the relations between the late medieval theater and the Elizabethan stage.

Contact

Office: 

South Hall 4719

FAX: 

(805) 893-4622

Email: 

oconnell@english.ucsb.edu

Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170

Fields/Affiliations: 

Renaissance Literature

Research Interests: 

Medieval and Renaissance Drama
Renaissance Literature

 

Publications

Articles & Chapters: 

* "Vital Cultural Practices: Shakespeare and the Mysteries," JMEMS 29 (1999)

Projects

Forthcoming Projects: 

* The relations between the late medieval theater and the Elizabethan stage

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