Carla Mazzio

Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Admissions
Office: 513 Clemens
Phone number: 645-0702
E-mail address: cjmazzio@buffalo.edu
Website: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~cjmazzio/about.html

Interests

Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Literature (poetry, drama, prose) and the History of Science (mathematics, medicine, meteorology), Histories of Speculative Thought, Rhetoric, Media Technologies, and Fictions of Incapacity, Sensory Studies, Queer Theory, Gender Studies, Environmental Humanities

Courses Taught

Graduate

  • Shakespeare in the 21st Century
  • Elegiac Traditions from Sidney to Milton
  • Shakespeare, Science, Epistemology
  • Shakespeare and the Visible World
  • Shakespeare and the Senses
  • Shakespeare and Concepts of Value
  • Shakespeare: Anatomy, Analysis and the Archive
  • Woolf and Perils of Identity
  • Renaissance Tragedy
  • The Teaching of Literature
  • Histories of the Future, c. 1600

Undergraduate

  • Shakespeare
  • Literature and Science in the Renaissance
  • Literatures of Revenge: Antiquity to America
  • Shakespeare and Hybridity
  • Revenge Drama
  • Renaissance Drama: The Performance of Authenticity
  • Media Aesthetics
  • Reading Cultures
  • Forces of Nature: Shakespeare and the Environment
  • Shakespeare’s Rivals

Works in Progress

  • The Trouble with Numbers: The Drama of Mathematics in the Age of Shakespeare (monograph under advance contract with the University of Chicago Press)
  • Histories of the Future: On Shakespeare and the Arts and Sciences of Looking Ahead, 1500-1800, edited collection featuring new histories of “looking ahead” across disciplines and cultures

Selected Publications

Books

Essays

  • “Shakespeare Squared:  Geometry, Masculinity, and the Shape of the Norm,” Staging Normality in Shakespeare’s England, eds. Rory Loughnane & Edel Semple (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Shakespeare Studies, forthcoming 2019),
  • “Shakespeare: Arithmetic and the Arts of Calculation,” Shakespeare Encyclopedia: Life, Works, World, Legacy, ed. Patricia Parker (Stanford University Press, forthcoming 2019).
  • “Skepticism & the Spectacular:  On Shakespeare in an Age of Science,” Spectacular Science, Technology and Superstition in the Age of Shakespeare, eds. Sophie Chiari and Mickaël Popelard (Edinburgh University Press, Fall 2017).
  • "Writing in the Aftermath: Digital Humanities, c. 1600?" in Numbers in Early Modern Writing, Special Issue of Journal of the Northern Renaissance, 6 (2015).
  • “The Invisible Element in Art: Dürer, Shakespeare, Donne,” in Vision and its Instruments: Art, Science, and Technology in Early Modern Europe, ed. Alina Payne (Philadelphia: Penn State University Press, January 1, 2015).
  • "Shakespeare and Science, c. 1600," Shakespeare & Science, SCR 26.1 & 2 (2009), 1-23.
  • "The History of Air: Hamlet and the Trouble with Instruments," Shakespeare & Science, SCR 26.1 & 2 (2009), 153-96.
  • "Anatomy of a Ghost: History as Hypothesis," Literature Compass 3.1 (January, 2006): 17-31.
  • "The Senses Divided: Organs, Objects and Media in Early Modern England," in Empire of the Senses: The Sensual Culture Reader, ed. David Howes (Oxford: Berg, 2005), 85-105.
  • "The Three Dimensional Self: Geometry, Melancholy, Drama," Arts of Calculation: Quantifying Thought in Early Modern Europe, eds. David Glimp and Michelle R. Warren (New York: Palgrave, 2004).
  • "Acting with Tact: Touch and Theater in the English Renaissance," Sensible Flesh: On Touch in Early Modern Culture, ed. Elizabeth Harvey (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2003), 159-186.
  • "The Melancholy of Print: Love’s Labour’s Lost," Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Culture(New York: Routledge, 2000), 186-227.
  • "Sins of the Tongue in Early Modern England," Modern Language Studies 28.4 (Autumn 1998): 93-124, Northeast MLA Graduate Caucus Essay Prize winner.
  • "Staging the Vernacular: Language and Nation in The Spanish Tragedy," Studies in English Literature 38 (Spring 1998) 2: 207-232.