Rutgers English

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Ronald Levao
Associate Professor of English

Murray Hall | Room 201
College Avenue Campus

Phone: (848) 932-7986

Office Hours: T 3:30-4:30pm | F 1:30-2:30pm

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Professor Levao's publications include: Selected Poems of Thomas Campion, Samuel Daniel, and Sir Walter Ralegh (2001); Renaissance Minds and Their Fictions: Cusanus, Sidney, Shakespeare (1985). He most recently edited the Longman Cultural Edition of Henry IV, Parts I & II (2006). Professor Levao has also authored the articles: "Among Unequals What Society: Paradise Lost and the Forms of Intimacy" (Modern Language Quarterly, 2000); "Francis Bacon and the Mobility of Science" (Representations, 1991); "Reading the Fights: Making Sense of Professional Boxing" (Raritan, 1986); and "Sidney's Feigned Apology" (PMLA, 1979).
Education Areas of Specialization
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Rutgers University
Early Modern Literature; Literature and Intellectual History

Renaissance Minds and Their Fictions: Cusanus, Sidney, Shakespeare

Henry  IV, Parts I & II, A Longman Cultural Edition

Other Publications
Undergraduate Courses Taught Graduate Courses Taught
  • Metaphysical Poetry
  • Milton
  • Renaissance
  • Shakespeare
  • Doubled Selves in Shakespeare
  • Milton
  • Renaissance
  • Sidney and Marvell
Awards and Distinctions
  • Warren I. Sussman Teaching Award, 2004
  • National Endowment for the Humanties Fellowship, 1995
  • Faculty of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award, Rutgers University, 1991
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1988-9
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1970-1
  • The Academy of American Poets Prize, 1970
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