Ritchie Kendall


Graham Memorial 228
(919) 962-4044

Associate Professor

I am currently completing a book manuscript, Stage Business: The Representation of Commercial Exchange in the Early Modern English Theater. The study examines a range of emergent economic activity in London in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries as represented in the city comedies of Dekker, Heywood, Jonson, Middleton, and others. Changing modes and sites of production and distribution of goods, shifts in concepts of credit and exchange, and alterations in the patterns of accumulating and dispersing wealth are among the areas investigated. 

Teaching Awards

Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2001



Hire Date: 1980

Ph. D., Harvard University, 1980
M.A., Harvard University, 1975
B.A., Yale University, 1973

Research Groups and Interests

Group III - English Literature from 1485 to 1660 (including Milton)