Dr Marc Mierowsky, Faculty of English



Biographical Information

I am the S. Ernest Sprott Fellow in Seventeenth-Century Literature, a position supported by funding from the University of Melbourne. My undergraduate training was at the University of Sydney, after which I completed an MA in Linguistics at the University of New England, Australia, and a doctrate in English Literature and Intellectual History at Queens' College, Cambridge. 

Research Interests

Seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century literature and intellectual history, with a special interest in questions of sovereignty, constitutionality, common sense philosophy and theories of intersubjectivity; law and literature; Restoration drama; comedy from the seventeenth century to the present day (including stand-up), especially in relation to moral philosophy and social criticism; the use of literature in political and moral education; the literary criticism of the New York Intellectuals. 

Selected Publications

Reviews for Restoration, Digital Defoe, Eighteenth Century Novel; Journalism and opinion editorials for the Huffington Post and reports for College and Research Library News