John Alvis, Ph.D.

John Alvis earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Dallas. His research interests include Shakespeare and Milton. 

Areas of 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
Hawthorne
Melville

American Literature
playwriting

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)