David Scott Kastan
Although I teach broadly across the field of Renaissance literature, my primary intellectual concern is with the relations of culture and history in early modern England, considered from a variety of perspectives. Increasingly this interest has focused on the production, transmission, and reception of texts (a focus that I like to think of as “the new boredom”). I am one of the general editors of the Arden Shakespeare, for which I edited "Henry IV, Part One," and I have edited Milton’s "Paradise Lost" and Marlowe’s "Doctor Faustus" (A and B text) for other publishers.
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