Matt Kozusko
Curriculum Vitae

Ursinus College
Department of English
601 Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426

mkozusko@ursinus.edu
610-409-3016


Education and Academics

  • PhD (U. Georgia, English, 2002. Dissertation: "The Places of the Stage: Drama and Culture in Early Modern London")
  • BA (U. Texas, English / Honors 1995. )
  • Academic specializations: Shakesepeare and early modern drama; early modern drama in performance; Shakespeare and appropriation; theater history

Employment

  • Ursinus College, Associate Professor of English, 2009-present
  • Ursinus College, Assistant Professor of English (tenure track), 2003-2008

Edited Books

  • Thunder at a Playhouse: Essays on Shakespeare and the Early Modern Stage (co-editor, with Peter Kanelos), Susquehanna UP (2010)
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (editor), in The New Kittredge Shakespeare series (forthcoming)

Selected articles

Selected Presentations

  • "Why are there no Blowjob Jokes in Shakespeare?" The Blackfriars Conference (Staunton, VA, 2011)
  • "Shakespeare and the End of Evil," Ursinus College Baden Lecture, October 2011
  • "Et te Irrumabo," The Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting (Seattle, 2011)
  • "Monstrous!" The Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting (Chicago, 2010)
  • "Shakespeare and the Future," Keynote Lecture, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival Symposium, February 2010
  • "Why is Hamlet Such a Shitty Poet?" The Blackfriars Conference (Staunton, VA, 2009)
  • "Shakespeare and Rehabilitation," The Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting (Washington DC, 2009)
  • "Shakestherapy," Ursinus College Baden Lecture, November 2008
  • "Shakestherapy," The Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting (Dallas, 2008)
  • "Squeak, Gibber, and Squeal: the Sounds of Shakespeare's Ghosts," The Blackfriars Conference (Staunton, VA, 2007)
  • "Sonnet 20 and Sorority Boys," The Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting (San Diego, 2007)
  • "Representing the Body in A King and No King," Renaissance Drama in Action (U. Toronto, 2006)
  • "The Shakspere Society of Philadelphia," The Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting (Philadelphia, 2006) (participant and seminar leader, with Robert Sawyer)
  • "Faux False Cues in Midsummer Night's Dream," The Blackfriars Conference (Staunton, VA, 2005)
  • "The State versus Middleton and Dekker," South Atlantic Modern Language Association (by invitation, Atlatnta, 2005)
  • "Plotting Moll Frith," The Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting (Bermuda, 2005)
  • "Rip up my heart: Love, Violence, and Rhetoric in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore," The Renaissance Society of America (New York, 2004) (presenter and co-chair with Alice Dailey)
  • "Bard in a Barn," The Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting (New Orleans, 2004)

Grants and Awards

  • Mellon Research Grant, Ursinus College, 2010
  • Summer 2000, Ursinus College summer research grant, Summer 2005
  • NEH Summer Institute, 2004: Shakespeare's Playhouses, Inside and Out
  • Summer 2000, Ursinus College summer research grant, Summer 2004
  • Franklin College Distinguished Doctoral Assistantship (University of Georgia, 2001-2002)
  • University Outstanding Teaching Assistant (University of Georgia, 1999-2000)

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 442: Rebels & Loners (senior seminar)
  • ENGL 441: Infinite Jest (senior seminar)
  • ENGL 441: J. D. Salinger (senior seminar)
  • ENGL 329: Shakespeare on Film (upper-divison class for majors that examines Shakespeare in contemporary representations, adaptations, and appropriations in film, television, radio, and elsewhere)
  • ENGL 318: The English Renaissance
  • ENGL 317: Shakespeare in Performance
  • ENGL 311: Shakespearean Tragedy
  • ENGL 309: Shakespeare through Peformance (upper-division class for majors teaching Shakespeare through student performance informed by intensive, focused study and theater history / original practice staging)
  • ENGL 306: Fools and Folly (early modern drama course focused on the figure of the fool in Shakespearean and non-Shakespearean drama)
  • ENGL 301: Literary Theory (upper-division intensive study for majors)
  • ENGL 291: Early British Literature
  • ENGL 240: Introduction to Shakespeare (lower-division introduction to plays and poems)
  • ENGL 201: British Literature I: Texts and Contexts
  • ENGL 108: Shakespeare on Film
  • LS / CIE 100: The Common Intellectual Experience (freshman liberal studies seminar)

Service and Affiliations

  • Editor, Appropriations in Performance, Borrowers & Lenders: the Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation
  • External Honors Examiner, Swarthmore College, June 2011
  • External Honors Examiner, Swarthmore College, June 2010
  • Member, Working Group for Undergraduate Research, Ursinus College, Fall 2008 - Spring 2010
  • Member, Faculty Development Committee, Ursinus College, 2004 - 2010
  • Graduate School Applications and Information Coordinator, Ursinus College, 2005-present
  • Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director, The Bedlam Faction theater company (Austin, Texas)