Mark Bayer, Ph.D.

Department Chair, Professor, English

Mark Bayer


After earning his PhD (Ohio State 2002), Dr. Bayer taught for six years at the American University of Beirut. He has written on Renaissance literature and culture, and on the cultural authority of Shakespeare’s plays in an ensemble of historical and geographical contexts


Recent Courses

  • Shakespeare: The Later Plays
  • Comedy on the Renaissance Stage

Research Interests

  • Early modern literature
  • Especially drama
  • Shakespeare, including the long-term cultural authority of Shakespeare's plays