Professor, Department of English
129 Memorial Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Julian Yates received his B.A. (Hons.) in English Language and Literature from St. Anne’s College, Oxford University in 1990 and PhD in English Literature from UCLA in 1996. He specializes in Medieval and Renaissance British Literature, literary theory, material culture studies, and questions of ecology / environmental humanities. He is the author of some thirty essays on Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture, questions of ecology, literary theory; and author or editor of four books: Error, Misuse, Failure: Object Lessons from the English Renaissance (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), which was a finalist for the MLA Best First Book Prize; What’s the Worst Thing You Can Do To Shakespeare? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), co-authored with Richard Burt; Object-Oriented Environs in Early Modern England (Oliphant Books, forthcoming 2015), co-edited with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen; and The Multispecies Impression (University of Minnesota Press, forthcoming 2016). Professor Yates’s research has been supported by grants and awards from the Andrew Mellon Foundation, at the Huntington Library; University of Pennsylvania’s Humanities Forum; a long-term NEH award at the Folger Shakespeare Library; and a Franklin Award from the American Philosophical Society.