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Steve Schillinger

Steve Schillinger

Steve Schillinger

Assistant Teaching Professor


Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition


Biographic Overview

I am interested in writing from the early modern period. I focus on the history early print and its relationship to the history of literature and rhetoric. More narrowly, my research attempts to understanding the relationship between the 16th and 17th century reading practices and the history of early writing technologies, especially early print practices.

In addition to publications on Christopher Marlowe's The Massacre at Paris and the anonymous Jack Straw play, I recently published "Conversations with Shylock: Audience Perception, Textual Control and Misreading in The Merchant of Venice" in Texas Studies in Literature and Language (2016). Also, my essay "'Widow Dido' Fighting the Footnotes: How to Teach Shakespeare's Allusional Strategy Using 2.1 of The Tempest" was recently published in The Ashgate Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature (2017).

Currently, some of my current work includes a project of Renaissance Humanist educational rhetoric, an essay on genre flexibility in Arden of Faversham, and an essay on reception history and the rhetoric of war in Hamlet and The Big Lebowski.

I also have ongoing research on more recent writing technology, in particular, I am working on a project that engages contemporary genre theory to consider the impact of AI technology on the college writing classroom.