Ronald Levao
Associate Professor of English
(848) 932-7986
Early Modern, Poetry & Poetics, Romantic, Seventeenth Century

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
  • Milton
  • Renaissance
  • Shakespeare
  • Doubled Selves in Shakespeare
  • Milton
  • Renaissance
  • 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

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Rutgers University