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Ritchie Kendall works primarily in Early English drama and the social and economic history of the period.  He also works extensively in the relationship between literature and changes in economic formations and wealth production from the Renaissance through the present.



1980, PhD English, Harvard University



  • The Drama of Dissent: the Poetics of English Nonconformity (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1986).
  • “Commerce and Community: Emergent Forms of Economic Leadership in Elizabeth’s England.”  In Leadership and Elizabethan Culture, ed. Peter I. Kaufman, Palgrave, 2013
  • Funny Business: Telling Stories of Economic Innovation and Change   2011 – Book length manuscript in preparation



  • Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2001