Christopher Cobb

Faculty Profiles

Chris Cobb

Christopher Cobb

Associate Professor
Environmental Studies
49 Spes Unica Hall, Rm 221 W



PhD, Yale University
MPhil, Yale University
MA, Yale University
BA, Swarthmore College

Research Interests 

  • Shakespearean performance studies
  • Renaissance drama
  • African-American drama
  • Tolkien and fantasy literature
  • Environmental literature

Courses Recently Taught 

  • ENVS 101: Sustainable living
  • ENVS 161: Introduction to enviromental studies
  • ENVS 495: Environmental studies campstone seminar
  • ENLT 202: Jane Austen dance class
  • ENLT 203: Environmental literature
  • ENLT 203W: Realism and race in American drama
  • ENLT 372: Tolkien and mondern fantasy
  • ENLT 414: Shakespeare and power of art
  • ENLT 415: Shakespeare and the world

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • The Staging of Romance in Late Shakespeare: Text and Theatrical Technique. University of Delaware Press, 2007.
  • “Acts of Seizure:  A Theatrical Poetics of Metonymy and Metaphor.” New Directions for Renaissance Drama and Performance Studies. (2010): 51-74.

Professional Memberships 

Association for Biology Laboratory Education
Genetics Society of America
American Society of Human Genetics
Sigma Xi