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John Alvis, Ph.D.

Alvis

Professsor, English
Director, American Studies Program
Location: Braniff Graduate Building 362
Office Phone: 972-721-5365
alvis@udallas.edu

Expertise

Classical Literature
Shakespeare
American Literature
Liberty and Literature

Education

B.A. University of Dallas (English)
M.A. University of Dallas (English)
Ph.D. University of Dallas (Willmoore Kendall Politics-Literature)

Recent Courses

Literary Tradtions I, II, III, IV
Early Modern Literature
Literary Study II: Prose Fiction
Shakespeare
Dante/Milton
Twentieth Century Literature
American Literary Renaissance
Scottish Enlightenment
Tragedy/Comedy
Romantic/Victorian
English Literary History
Liberty and Literature
Homer/Virgil

Research Interests

Shakespeare
Milton
American Literature
playwriting

Scholarship

Selected Publications

Hawthorne as Political Philosopher.  Rutgers, N.J.: Transaction Press, 2011.

Willmoore Kendall, Maverick of American Conservatism. Ed. with John Murley. (Lanham, MD:  Rowman and Littlefield, 1995.

Divine Purpose and Heroic Response in Homer and Virgil: The Political Plan of Zeus. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1995.

Ed. Milton's Political Writings. Indianapolis, IN: Liberty Fund Press, 1999.

"Melville's Quarrel with America", Interpretation (Winter, 1995).

Shakespeare's Understanding of Honor. Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 1989.

Shakespeare as Political Thinker, ed. with Thomas G. West (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 1981).

 

Plays

Publius 1804

WW: A Play in Two Acts

A Deed Without a Name

The Cloudwatchers

Wintergarden

 

Works in Progress

Liberty in American Literature

Shakespeare's Booke of Sir Thomas More (MS of full-length play)

 

 

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