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.
Literature Teaching Award, 2016
Foreign Language Teaching Award, 2016
Engaged Instructor Award, 2015
BA, Colby College, English Literature, 2011