Title: Associate Professor of English, Interim Department Chair of English
College: Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Building: TECH Room: 325
Phone: (219) 785-5296
- PhD Cornell University, 2004 (English)
- MFA Cornell University, 1999 (Poetry Writing)
- MA Cornell University, 1999 (English)
- BA Amherst College, 1996 (English)
Began at Purdue Northwest
Courses Taught Recently
- ENGL 10100 English Composition I
- ENGL 10200 English Composition II
- ENGL 22100 Intro to Shakespeare
- ENGL 23700 Intro to Poetry
- ENGL 24000 Survey of British Literature: From the Beginnings Through the Neoclassical Period
- ENGL 24100 Survey of British Literature: From the Rise of Romanticism to the Modern Period
- ENGL 26600 World Literature I: From the Beginnings to 1700
- ENGL 37700 Major Modern Poetry
- ENGL 44200 Shakespeare
- ENGL 44400 Milton’s Major Poetry
- GS 19100 Freshman Year Experience I
- THTR 34800 Dramatic Performance in Context
I am currently completing a book project entitled “What Rosalind Likes: Elizabethan Poetic Evaluation,” about the Rosalinds of Edmund Spenser, Thomas Lodge, and William Shakespeare. I also regularly review books on Renaissance literature and local performances of early modern drama.
Paul J. Hecht and J. B. Lethbridge, eds. Spenser in the Moment. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781611476842/Spenser-in-the-Moment
Paul J. Hecht, “Prosody,” in Edmund Spenser in Context, ed. Andrew Escobedo (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), 204–13.
Paul J. Hecht, “Queer/Ordinary: Thinking Spenserian Sex and Aesthetics,” in Spenser in the Moment, ed. Paul J. Hecht and J. B. Lethbridge (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015), 159–68.
Paul J. Hecht, “Receiving and Rendering: Notes on the Edited Shakespeare Page.” Textual Cultures 9, no. 1 (2014): 142–59.
Paul J. Hecht, “Rosalind and Wroth: Tyranny and Domination,” in Mary Wroth and Shakespeare, ed. Marion Wynne-Davies and Paul Salzman (New York: Routledge, 2014), 115–24.
Paul J. Hecht, “Distortion, Aggression, and Sex in Mary Wroth’s Sonnets,” SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 53, no. 1 (2013): 91–115.
Paul J. Hecht, “Letters for the Dogs: Chasing Spenserian Alliteration,” Spenser Studies 25 (2010): 263–85.
“Bad Hamlet: Textual Criticism and Virgilian Longings in Hamlet,” seminar for high school teachers delivered as part of the Newberry Teachers’ Consortium, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, October 2016.
Paul J. Hecht, “Shakespeare and the Versification of English Drama, 1561–42, by Marina Tarlinskaja,” Spenser Review 46.1.13 (Spring-Summer 2016). http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/spenseronline/review/item/46.1.13/
Paul J. Hecht, “Thoughts on Erotic Subjects,” review essay on Melissa Sanchez, Spenser Review 45.1.4 (Fall 2015). http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/spenseronline/review/item/45.1.4
Paul J. Hecht, “Theatre and Testimony in Shakespeare’s England: A Culture of Mediation, by Holger Schott Syme,” Clio 44, no. 2 (2015): 248–52.
Paul J. Hecht, “Spenser’s International Style by David Scott Wilson-Okamura,” Renaissance Quarterly 67, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 1462–63.
“‘Being the thing I am’: Converted Persons in As You Like It,” at Renaissance Society of America, Boston, April, 2016.
“Could Attridge Have Gotten It Wrong?” at Fifth International Spenser Society Conference, Dublin, Ireland, June, 2015.
“Deformed Syllables, or, Against Attridge, Part 1,” in a seminar “Form and Deformity in Early Modern Literature,” directed by Colleen Rosenfeld & Katherine Schaap Williams, Shakespeare Association of America, Vancouver, April, 2015.
“Learning to Let Go,” as part of a panel I organized, with Catherine Nicholson and Matthrew Harrison, “Bad Spenser,” at the Sixteenth Century Society Conference, New Orleans, October, 2014.
“”Down on your knees”: Literary-Evaluative Rosalinds in Spenser and Shakespeare,” at the Renaissance Society of America, New York, March 2014.
“Shakespeare’s Unpastoral Sonnets: The Case of 73,” seminar paper in “Knowing Language in Shakespeare Poems,” at the Shakespeare Association of America, Toronto, March, 2013.
“Negative Aesthetics: Rosalind, Adorno, and the Shepheardes Calender,” in panel sponsored by Spenser at Kalamazoo, 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May, 2012.