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  • Ronald Levao
  • Associate Professor of English
  • ronlevao@rutgers.edu
  • Phone Number: (848) 932-7986
  • Office:

    Murray Hall, Room 201, College Ave Campus

  • Primary Areas of Specialization:

    Early Modern Literature; Literature and Intellectual History; Shakespeare and Film; Twins and Doubles in Literature and Myth

  • Field of Interest: Early Modern, Poetry & Poetics, Romantic, Seventeenth Century
  • About:

    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).

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  • Undergraduate Courses Taught:
    • Metaphysical Poetry
    • Milton
    • Renaissance
    • Shakespeare
  • Graduate Courses Taught:
    • Doubled Selves in Shakespeare
    • Milton
    • Renaissance
    • Sidney and Marvell
  • Awards:
    • 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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  • Education:

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