Stephen Guy-Bray, F.R.S.C.
Thematic Research Area
Period/Nation Research Area
BA, Trent University
MA, PhD, University of Toronto
I specialize in Renaissance poetry, queer theory, and poetics. My most recent monograph is Shakespeare and Queer Representation (2020). I am now finishing a monograph on line endings in Renaissance poetry. I have articles and book chapters forthcoming on Katherine Philips, on Edmund Spenser and Roland Barthes, on gender in Sidney’s Arcadia and on sonnet couplets. I am beginning a new book on Shakespeare’s sonnets in the 21st century.
I welcome graduate students in Renaissance literature, especially poetry, in queer theory and gender studies more generally, and in poetics (of any period).
Line Endings in Renaissance Poetry. London: Anthem Press, 2022.
“Notes on the Couplet in the Sonnet.” Forthcoming in Shakespeare.
“Spenser and Barthes.” Forthcoming in Spenser Studies.
“Sidney and Gender.” In Oxford Handbook on Sidney, ed. Catherine Bates. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
“Katherine Philips’s Monument: The Genre of ‘Wiston Vault.’” In Feminist Formalism and Early Modern Women’s Writing: Readings, Conversations, Pedagogies, ed. Lara Dodds and Michelle M. Dowd. Forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press.
“Locating Queerness.” Forthcoming in Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching.
“Petrarch, Wyatt, and Surrey: Sonnets, Teleology, and Sexuality.” Textual Practice. Published online in August 2019.
“Love Loves: Venus and Adonis, Venus and Anchises.” In Minor Epics: The State of Play, ed. Lynn Enterline. 189-204. London: Bloomsbury, 2019.
“Erotic and Devotional Verse.” In Political Turmoil: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1623-1660, ed. Stephen B. Dobranski. 44-50. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.
“Shakespearean Sexualities.” In After Queer Literary Studies: Literature, Theory and Sexuality in the 21st Century, dd. E.L. McCallum and Tyler Bradway. 21-34. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.