Jeremy Lopez

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Jeremy Lopez

Department of English

Faculty of Arts & Science


Jeremy Lopez has taught in the Department of English since 2005. He is the Editor of Shakespeare Quarterly, the flagship journal for Shakespeare studies, as well as the author of numerous books and articles on the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

Professor Lopez’s most recent publications include two works intended for classroom use: The Arden Guide to Reading Shakespeare: Close Reading & Analysis (2018) and The Routledge Anthology of Early Modern Drama (2020).

Professor Lopez has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of English, including large-lecture first-year courses (ENG110Y Narrative, 2008-9 and 2009-10), summer study abroad courses (ENG220Y Shakespeare in Oxford, 2007 and 2016), and the graduate pedagogical- training course Professing Literature (2014, 2015, and 2016). In 2013, he was a co-instructor (with Professors Ray Jaywardhana and John Hannigan) in one of the first-year “Big Ideas” courses piloted by FAS.

From 2014 to 2018, Professor Lopez was Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of English. In this role, he oversaw a major restructuring of the curriculum. The new program, developed over two years of intensive consultation, was implemented in 2018. It strikes a balance between increased structure and increased flexibility: on the one hand, students are required to take four introductory half-courses in the major historical-national fields comprised within “literatures in English” (British, Canadian, and American), and on the other hand, students have fewer overall requirements and therefore more freedom to take elective courses.