Brett Gamboa

Assistant Professor of English

Personal Website
208 Sanborn
HB 6032
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
A.B. University of California, Berkeley
M.A. Harvard University
Ph.D. Harvard University

Selected Publications

King Lear, Heartbreak House, and the Dynamics of Inertia” for SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies. 35.1, Spring, 2015.

“Performance Notes,” for The Norton Shakespeare (Third Edition), ed. Stephen Greenblatt (New York: Norton), 2015.

‘‘Dwelling in doubtful joy’: Macbeth and the Aesthetics of Disappointment," Macbeth: Arden Critical Currents , ed. Ann Thompson (London: Methuen), 2014

"'Is't real that I see': Staged Realism and the Paradox of Shakespeare's Audience," Shakespeare Bulletin, 31.4, Winter 2013. 

“Mirrors and Monarchs: Suggestive Presences and Shakespeare’s Cast Size,” in Shakespeare Embodied: Page, Stage, and Classroom in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, ed. Kathryn Moncrief, Kate McPherson and Sarah Enloe (New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press), 2013.

“Letting Unpleasantness Lie: Counter-intuition and Character in The Merchant of Venice ,” in Shakespeare’s Sense of Character – On the Page and From the Stage , ed. Yu Jin Ko and Michael Shurgot, (Aldershot: Ashgate), 2012.

“Having it Both Ways in Juliet’s ‘Gallop apace’ Speech” in Shakespeare Up Close, ed. Russ McDonald, Nicholas Nace and Travis Williams, (London: Methuen), 2012.

Works in Progress

Shakespeare's Double Plays