Photo of David Baker, taken by Sarah Boyd

Peter G. Phialas Distinguished Professor

1992, Ph.D. English, The Johns Hopkins University

1983, M.A. English, The Johns Hopkins University

1979, B.A. English, Calvin College

 

Bio

Between Nations: Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell, and the Question of Britain (Stanford University Press, 1997) and On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England (Stanford University Press, 2010). With Willy Maley, he is the editor of British Identities and English Renaissance Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002). With Maley and Patricia Palmer, he is collaborating on a project in the digital humanities, a web application devoted to the literature and culture of early modern Ireland. With Palmer, he is editing an online voluume on politics and early modern criticism.


Publications:

  • Between Nations: Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell, and the Question of Britain (Stanford University Press, 1997)
  • British Identities and English Renaissance Literature, ed. David J. Baker and Willy Maley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).
  • On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England (Stanford University Press, 2010)
  • “’Not Professed Therein’: Spenserian Religion in Ireland,” Region, Religion and Renaissance Literature, ed. David Coleman (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013)
  • “Britain Redux,” Spenser Studies 29 (2014): 21-36.
  • “The Market,” A Handbook of English Renaissance Studies (Critical Theory Handbooks), ed. John Lee (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018).

Awards

  • 2016 Digital Innovation Lab/Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Courses Taught:

  • ENGL 225    Shakespeare
  • ENGL 325    Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
  • ENGL 327    Renaissance Literature and its Intellectual Contexts

Curriculum Vitae / Resume