Mark Dahlquist

Assistant Professor

Mark Dahlquist specializes in sixteenth and seventeenth century English literature. His recent work and current book project considers the relationship of the literature of the English Renaissance to Reformation-era iconoclastic controversy, and explores the ways that sixteenth century secular and religious attitudes towards visual images helped give rise to the explosive power that iconoclastic political rhetoric acquired in the years preceding the British Civil Wars. His article, “Technological Iconoclasm in Robert Greene’s Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay” appeared in ELH.  Other research interests include early modern poetics and political theory, and the drama of the English Renaissance including Shakespeare.