Each Tuesday, we sit down with members of the faculty to discuss their expertise, recent research and some of their accomplishments. This week, USFSM takes a closer look at Dr. Timothy Turner.
Tim Turner received his PhD in English from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2010. Prior to his appointment at USFSM in August 2013, he completed a Presidential Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship at UT Austin and an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. His research and teaching interests include Shakespeare and early British literature, and he has published articles in Discoveries in Renaissance Culture and Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, as well as numerous reviews in The Sixteenth Century Journal and Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Turner is at work on his first book project, “Torture and the State of Exception in Early Modern Drama,” which explores English playwrights’ criticism of illegal activities committed by Queen Elizabeth I and her successors.