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Department of English
University of Mississippi

Ari Friedlander

Friedlander photoAri Friedlander is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Rogue Sexuality: The Erotics of Social Status in Early Modern England and co-editing a special issue of JEMCS: Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies entitled “Desiring History and Historicizing Desire,” based on a recent conference on the same theme he co-organized at the Henry E. Huntington Library. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on Shakespeare and Renaissance literature and culture, as well as theories and histories of gender, sexuality, class, and disability. During the 2015-2016 academic year, Ari will hold a Mellon-Volkswagen Fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin.


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, English Language and Literature, 2011
  • M.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, English Language and Literature, 2005
  • B.A., Columbia University, English Literature, Magna Cum Laude, 2003

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Early Modern English Literature and Culture
  • Histories of Gender, Sexuality, and Social Status
  • Queer Theory
  • Queer Historiography
  • Disability Studies

Selected Publications:

  • “Roguery and Reproduction in The Winter’s Tale,A Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, Race, ed. Valerie Traub (Oxford UP, 2016).
  • “Mastery, Masculinity, and Sexual Cozening in Ben Jonson’s Epicoene,” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, Vol. 53.2 (Spring 2013): 379-399.
  • “Introduction: Desiring History and Historicizing Desire,” JEMCS: Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, eds. Ari Friedlander, Melissa Sanchez, and Will Stockton (special issue, forthcoming 2016).


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