Marissa Greenberg

Marissa Greenberg’s scholarship and teaching encompasses the literature and culture of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Her work focuses on theater and performance in the writings of Shakespeare, Milton, and their contemporaries and the relationship between cultural and literary forms. She is an Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico.

Metropolitan Tragedy: Genre, Justice, and the City in Early Modern England

Metropolitan Tragedy - Genre, Justice, and the City in Early Modern England

“Marissa Greenberg’s fascinating exploration of early modern tragedy in the city of London produces fresh and original readings of visual prints, religious and polemical tracts, and literary authors from Shakespeare and Massinger to Milton. Scrupulously researched and lucidly written, the book is an important intervention in scholarship on early modern tragedy, urban geography, and law, justice, and punishment. Greenberg brings a welcome consideration of genre to historicist scholarship and breaks new ground with a series of dazzling juxtapositions of texts and contexts.”

(Laura Knoppers, Department of English, University of Notre Dame)

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