Michael Clark


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Michael Clark entered the PhD program in Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill in the fall of 2013. Hailing originally from Massachusetts, he received a BA in English Literature from Colby College in 2011, with minors in Italian Studies and in Classical Civilizations. Over the course of his academic career, Michael has studied Italian, Spanish, ancient Greek, Latin, Old English, and Irish. At UNC, he teaches introductory Italian language courses for the Department of Romance Studies and first-year composition courses for the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Michael’s research interests focus on English and Italian Renaissance drama and the History of Medicine, particularly with regard to early modern conceptions of poison. In his free time, Michael loves to sing and to travel.

Teaching Awards

Literature Teaching Award, 2016

Foreign Language Teaching Award, 2016

Engaged Instructor Award, 2015


BA, Colby College, English Literature, 2011

Research Groups and Interests

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