Mark Netzloff, Associate Professor
office: Curtin Hall 484
PhD, University of Delaware, 1997
Renaissance/Early Modern Studies:
state formation and theories of sovereignty
political theory and intellectual history
English colonialism (transatlantic studies, Ireland, British studies)
national culture and transnational literary histories
Renaissance/Early Modern Literature and Culture (with courses in political theory, drama, colonialism, and popular culture)
Literary and Cultural Theory
Institute for Research in the Humanities, 2009
Center for 21st Century Studies, 2001-2002
Folger Shakespeare Library, 2001
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship, Huntington Library, 1997
Other Relevant Activities:
Member, Executive Committee, Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library
Organizer, "States of Early Modernity" symposium, Newberry Library, October 2011
Extraterritorial Sovereignties: English State Agents in Early Modern Europe (book monograph)
The state, one of the abiding legacies of the early modern period, assumed a very different form in this era. Political agency was not confined to sovereign state bodies, particularly in an extraterritorial setting in which "the state" was comprised of the agents representing its authority beyond the territorial boundaries of the nation. Separating the history of the state from national culture, this project emphasizes the transnational contexts of early modern statecraft. Instead of focusing solely on theoretical models of sovereignty, it examines the literary and social practices through which the early modern state was constituted, analyzing the forms of writing, modes of agency, and literary and professional lives of the state's overseas representatives.
Individual chapters discuss travel writing and intelligence gathering networks; political writings of the English Catholic diaspora; the textual production stemming from England's unacknowledged wars in the Low Countries; the domestic and affective life of the early modern embassy; and the influence of the Gunpowder Plot on models of international law and statelessness.
Books and Editions
- Ed., John Norden's The Surveyor's Dialogue (1618): A Critical Edition. Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity. London and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010.
- England's Internal Colonies: Class, Capital, and the Literature of Early Modern English Colonialism. Early Modern Cultural Studies series. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Articles and Essays
- "Anglo-Venetian Intelligence Networks and the Politics of Information." In Mediterranean Identities in the Medieval and Early Modern Eras. Ed. John Watkins and Kathryn Reyerson. London: Ashgate, forthcoming.
- "Work." In Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England. Ed. Andrew Hadfield and Matthew Dimmock. London: Ashgate, forthcoming.
- "Public Diplomacy and the Comedy of State: Chapman's Monsieur D'Olive." (pdf) In Authority and Diplomacy from Dante to Shakespeare. Ed. Jason Powell and Will Rossiter. Transculturalisms, 1400-1700. London and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, forthcoming.
- "Insurgent Time: Richard II and the Periodization of Sovereignty." (pdf 3.7MB) In Richard II: New Critical Essays. Ed. Jeremy Lopez. London: Routledge, 2012. 202-22.
- "The Ambassador's Household: Sir Henry Wotton, Domesticity, and Diplomatic Writing." (pdf 2.5MB) In Diplomacy and Early Modern Culture. Ed. Robyn Adams and Rosanna Cox. Literature in History. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 155-71.
- "Catholic Exiles and the English State After the Gunpowder Plot." (pdf 2.3MB) Reformation 15 (2010): 151-67.
- "Science, Professionalism, and Agrarian Capitalism." (pdf 4.3MB) Introduction to John Norden's The Surveyor's Dialogue. London and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010. xi-lvi.
- "The English Colleges and the English Nation: Allen, Persons, Verstegan, and Diasporic Nationalism." (pdf 3.9MB) In Catholic Culture in Early Modern England. Ed. Ronald Corthell, Frances Dolan, Christopher Highley, and Arthur Marotti. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007. 236-60.
- "Sir Francis Drake's Ghost: Piracy, Cultural Memory, and Spectral Nationhood." (pdf 3.6MB) In Pirates: The Politics of Plunder, 1550-1650. Literature in History Series. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 137-50.
- "The Ulster Plantation and the Colonial Archive." (pdf 2.1MB) In New Ways III: Papers of the Renaissance English Text Society, 1997-2001. Ed. W. Speed Hill. Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 2004. 191-205.
- "The Lead Casket: Capital, Mercantilism, and The Merchant of Venice." (pdf 2.7MB) In Money and the Age of Shakespeare: Essays in New Economic Criticism. Ed. Linda Woodbridge. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. 159-76.
- Writing Britain from the Margins: Scottish, Irish, and Welsh Projects for American Colonization." (pdf 3.8MB) Prose Studies 25 (2002): 1-24.
- "'Counterfeit Egyptians' and Imagined Borders: Jonson's The Gypsies Metamorphosed." (pdf 4.7MB) ELH 68 (2001): 763-92.
- "Forgetting the Ulster Plantation: John Speed's The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain (1611) and the Colonial Archive." (pdf 5.8MB) Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 31 (2001): 313-48.