My research interests include early modern English literature (especially the literature of William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser), Protestant theology, critical race theory, and the history of emotion. I am the author of Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance (2014), and coeditor with Melissa Walter of Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study: Audiences, Authors, and Digital Technologies. I am also the coeditor with Kimbery Coles of a special issue of the journal Spenser Studies on "Spenser and Race." I am currently working on two books, Shakespeare and Pity: Feeling Human Difference on the Early Modern Stage, and Reforming Ethiopia: African-Anglo Relations in Protestant England.
Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin
M.A., English, University of Wisconsin
B.A., University of Southern California
ENGL 415: Literature and Religion
ENGL 419: Writing about Literature
ENGL 511: Tudors:Sex,Politics & Lit
ENGL 512: British Lit I Age of Heroes
ENGL 513: British Lit II Age of Rev
ENGL 657: Shakespeare
ENGL 758: Shakespeare
ENGL 787: Engl Major Seminar
ENGL 958: Sem/Study in Shakespeare
ENGL 964: Sem/Study in 16th Century Lit
Britton, D. A., & Walter, M. (2017). Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study Audiences, Authors, and Digital Technologies. Routledge Studies in Shakespeare.