Dr Marc Mierowsky, Faculty of English
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.
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.
- 'Crowd Control in Restoration Tragedy,' The Seventeenth Century 32.2. forthcoming 2017
- 'A Sentimental Education for the Whole Family,' Cambridge Quarterly. forthcoming 2017
- 'Dryden's Murmurring Jews: A Possible Source,' Notes and Queries (2016): 576-579
- 'Obscenity, dirtiness and license in Jewish comedy,' Comedy Studies 5.2 (2014): 165-77. co-authored with Debra Aarons