College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

William Hamlin

Selected Publications


The Image of America in Montaigne, Spenser, and Shakespeare: Renaissance Ethnography and Literary Reflection. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.

Tragedy and Scepticism in Shakespeare's England. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.


"Sexuality and Censorship in Florio's Montaigne," Montaigne Studies 23 (2011): 17-38.

"One Version of Pastoral," Washington State Magazine 9:4 (August 2010): 44-45.  

"Florio's Montaigne and the Tyranny of ‘Custome': Appropriation, Ideology, and Early English Readership of the Essayes," Renaissance Quarterly 63:2 (2010): 491-544.

"Language, Money, and Loss," Washington State Magazine 9:2 (February 2010): 39-40; reprinted in The Vocabula Review 12:3 (March 2010) 1:1-10.

"Montagnes Moral Maxims: A Collection of Seventeenth-Century English Aphorisms Derived from the Essays of Montaigne," Montaigne Studies 21 (2009): 209-24.

"Scepticism and Shakespeare," The Literary Encyclopedia, ed. Robert Clark, Cristina Sandru, et al. (2009).
"Privacy and the Words of the Dead," Washington State Magazine 8:2 (2009): 47-48.

"John Florio," The Literary Encyclopedia, ed. Robert Clark, Cristina Sandru, et al. (2008).

"Misbelief, False Profession, and The Jew of Malta." In Placing the Plays of Christopher Marlowe: Cultural Contexts of His Drama, ed. Robert Logan and Sara Munson Deats (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008): 125-34.

"Why Doubt? Skepticism as a Basis for Change and Understanding," Washington State Magazine 6:2 (2007): 41-42.

"The Shakespeare-Montaigne-Sextus Nexus: A Case Study in Early Modern Reading," Shakespearean International Yearbook 6 (2006): 21-36.

"Words on Words," Washington State Magazine 5:2 (2006): 12-13.

"What Did Montaigne's Skepticism Mean to Shakespeare and His Contemporaries?" Montaigne Studies 17 (2005): 195-210.

"Elizabeth Cary's Mariam and the Critique of Pure Reason," Early Modern Literary Studies 9:1 (2003): 2.1-22.

"Thames Voices," Washington State Magazine 1:4 (2002): 40-41.

"Scepticism in Shakespeare's England," Shakespearean International Yearbook 2 (2002): 290-304.

"A Lost Translation Found? An Edition of The Sceptick (c. 1590) Based on Extant Manuscripts," English Literary Renaissance 31:1 (2001): 34-51.

"Casting Doubt in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus," SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 41:2 (2001): 257-75.

"Temporizing as Pyrrhonizing in Marston's The Malcontent," Comparative Drama 34:3 (2000): 305-20.

"On Continuities between Skepticism and Early Ethnography; Or, Montaigne's Providential Diversity," Sixteenth Century Journal 31:2 (2000): 361-79.

"Skepticism and Solipsism in Doctor Faustus," Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama 36 (1997): 1-22. [Reprinted in 1999]

"'Swolne with cunning of a selfe conceit': Marlowe's Faustus and Self-Conception," English Language Notes 34:2 (1996): 7-12.

"On Reading Early Accounts of the New World," Connotations 6:1 (1996): 46-50.

"Imagined Apotheoses: Drake, Harriot, and Ralegh in the Americas," Journal of the History of Ideas 57:3 (1996): 405-28.

"Attributions of Divinity in Renaissance Ethnography and Romance; Or, Making Religion of Wonder," Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 24:3 (1994): 415-47.

"Men of Inde: Renaissance Ethnography and The Tempest," Shakespeare Studies 22 (1994): 15-44.[Reprinted in 1999]

"A Select Bibliographical Guide to The Two Noble Kinsmen." In Shakespeare, Fletcher, and The Two Noble Kinsmen, ed. Charles Frey (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1989) 186-216.



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