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Professor Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire

Douglas Lanier, Associate Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire, specializes in early British drama, particularly non-Shakespearean drama of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. He teaches a variety of courses in drama and theater history, Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, film, cultural studies and literary theory, and received a UNH Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2000.

He has published articles on Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, John Milton, John Marston, Shakespeare on film, Shakespeare and popular culture, and literature pedagogy. His book, Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture (Oxford University Press), was published in 2002. His most recent articles are ""Shakescorp Noir" in Shakespeare Quarterly (2002), "Nostalgia and Theatricality" in Shakespeare the Movie II, eds. Richard Burt and Lynda Boose (Routledge, 2003) and "Minstrelsy, Jazz, Rap: African-American Music and Shakespearean Legitimacy" for Borrowers and Lenders (2005). His article, "Shakespeare on the Record," on audio performances of Shakespeare, will be published in 2006.

Most recently, he has contributed an annotated bibliography of more than 800 films which freely adapt Shakespeare to Shakespeares After Shakespeare, a bibliography of Shakespeare in popular culture to be published in 2006, and he is writing a series of essays on Shakespeare and popular culture for the Sourcebooks editions of Shakespeare's plays. In addition to his continuing work on Shakespeare and popular culture, he is currently at work on a project about cultural stratification and the early modern British stage.

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