• Office Hours:
    Spring 2020 - Please email for appointment.
  • Education:
  • BA: Queen's University, Kingston
  • PhD: McMaster University

Andrew Griffin is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he’s worked since 2009. He studied at Queen’s University, Kingston before grad work at McMaster University. His most recent book, Untimely Deaths in Renaissance Drama, was published in 2019 by University of Toronto Press (review here), and he’s published articles on Shakespeare, John Stow, Ben Jonson, Thomas Heywood, Lording Barry, the Queen’s Men, others. Currently, he’s starting two new projects, one exploring the long history of realism in England and one exploring the long history of republicanism. Alongside his research on early modern drama and historiography, he is the Associate Textual Editor for Queen’s Men Editions (for which he edited the Chronicle History of King Leir), he’s a member of the Linked Early Modern Drama Online research group (for which he’s editing John Webster’s Monuments of Honour), and he’s the Lead Editor for the EMC Imprint, an award-winning digital press publishing early modern scholarship. As of July 2020, he is the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of English.

Potential graduate students interested in early modern drama, early modern historiography, theatre history, early modern London, the philosophy of history, critical editing, and Marxist historiography are encouraged to be in touch.

Research Areas

  • c. 1500-1800
  • Office Hours:
    Spring 2020 - Please email for appointment.
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    English Department UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170