David Wood


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David Wood Associate Professor 3228 Jamrich Phone: 906-227-2112 E-mail:

David Houston Wood, Ph.D., serves as NMU Honors Program Director and Associate Professor of English. He began his position at NMU in Fall 2007, and is currently on sabbatical during the 2013-14 academic year. During his sabbatical, David is working on two major projects and a series of invited essays and book chapters. Of the larger projects, the first involves editing an anthology of English Renaissance drama containing representations of disability, tentatively entitled Disability and Drama in the English Renaissance; the second centers upon completing a monograph of literary criticism tentatively entitled Structures of Difference: Narrative Prostheses in Shakespearean Drama. This project will be the first full-length academic study engaging Shakespearean drama from a Disability Studies perspective.

Having published widely in journals from Shakespeare Yearbook to Renaissance Drama; from Prose Studies to Interfaces; from Disability Studies Quarterly to the Blackwell Literature-Compass Online, David is also the author of a monograph entitled Time, Narrative, and Emotion in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2009), and the co-editor of two essay collections, both completed with Allison P. Hobgood (Willamette University): the first, a special issue of the journal Disability Studies Quarterly, entitled Disabled Shakespeares (free online at [29.4 Fall 2009]); and the second, Recovering Disability in Early Modern England (The Ohio State UP, 2013).


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