Early Modern Literature; Literature and Intellectual History; Shakespeare and Film; Twins and Doubles in Literature and Myth
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 has also edited the Longman Cultural Edition of Henry IV, Parts I & II (2006). and The Annotated Frankenstein (2012), coedited with Professor Susan Wolfson. Professor Levao has also authored the articles: "Shakespeare's Ghosts and Coleridge's Hamlet" (Journal of Romanticism, 2021); "William Davenant," Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy (2020); "La Science de Frankenstein" Frankenstein: Cree des Tenebres (2016); "'Where Black is the Color, Where None is the Number': Something from Nothing in Shakespeare's Sonnets," Literary Imagination, (2010); "They Hate us Youth': Byron's Falstaff," Literary Imagination (2009)"Among Unequals What Society: Paradise Lost and the Forms of Intimacy" (Modern Language Quarterly, 2000); "Francis Bacon and the Mobility of Science" (Representations, 1991); "Recent Studies in Marlowe" (English Literary Renaissance, 1988); "Reading the Fights: Making Sense of Professional Boxing" (Raritan, 1986); and "Sidney's Feigned Apology" (PMLA, 1979).
Murray Hall, Room 201, College Ave Campus
- Metaphysical Poetry
- Doubled Selves in Shakespeare
- Sidney and Marvell
- 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
- "William Davenant"
The Age of Milton: An Encyclopedia of Major 17th-Century British and American Authors (2004)
- "Christopher Marlowe"
Tudor England: An Encyclopedia (2001)
- "'Among unequals what society': Paradise Lost and the Forms of Intimacy"
Modern Language Quarterly 61.1, 2000
Violence in America: An Encyclopedia 1 (1999)
- "Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim" and "James Sandford"
Major Tudor Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook (1997)
Eloge de La Poesie in the series "Le Corpes eloquent" (1994)
- "Francis Bacon and the Mobility of Science"
Representations 40, Fall 1992
- "Nicholas of Cusa"
The Spenser Encyclopedia (1990)
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Rutgers University