Dr. Maurice Hunt

Dr. Maurice Hunt
Research Professor of English
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Research Professor of English


Renaissance Literature
Shakespeare and Spenser


Carroll Science, room 210
(254) 710-6888
Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
B.A. University of Michigan


Maurice Hunt, Research Professor of English, received the Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1970. His B.A. was with High Honors in English Literature from the University of Michigan, where he was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 1996, he was the Class of 1945 Centennial Professor at Baylor University. His teaching and research interests include Shakespeare; sixteenth-century English poetry and drama, especially the works of Edmund Spenser and Sir Philip Sidney; and the plays of Ben Jonson. He was Director of Freshman Composition from 1982 to 1998. Dr. Hunt was Chair of the English Department from August 1996 to August 2007.

Selected Publications

Shakespeare's Romance of the Word (1990); Shakespeare's Labored Art (1995); "The Winter's Tale": Critical Essays (1995); Shakespeare's Religious Allusiveness: Its Play and Tolerance (2004); Shakespeare's "As You Like It": Late Elizabethan Culture and Literary Representation (2008); Shakespeare's Speculative Art (2011); The Divine Face in Four Writers: Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Hesse, and C. S. Lewis (2015).

He is editor of Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and Other Late Romances (1992); Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" (2000); and co-editor of Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare's "Othello" (2005). All three volumes appear in the MLA Teaching World Masterpieces series.

Additionally, he has published over 140 articles, mainly on Shakespeare and other early modern English playwrights, that appear in journals such as Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Studies, English Literary Renaissance, Studies in Philology, Modern Language Studies, Studies in English Literature: 1500-1900, English Studies, Exemplaria, Texas Studies in Literature and Language, Religion and Literature, Christianity and Literature, and College Literature.

He is presently editing "Cymbeline" for the MLA New Shakespeare Variorum Series.