Steven Mullaney


Steven Mullaney is a Professor of early modern English drama and critical social theory at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  He is the author of The Reformation of Emotions in the Age of Shakespeare (Chicago, 2015) and The Place of the Stage:  License, Play, and Power in Renaissance England (1988 & 1994). He has also published essays about theater and reformation history, John Foxe’s Book of Martyrs , the impact of the “discovery” of the Americas on French, Italian, Spanish, and English cultures, the ideology of the object in the rationalization of empire, publics and counter-publics in reformation Europe, and the history of social emotions. From 2005 to 2010, he was a founding member and co-participant in “Making Publics:  Media, Markets, and Associations in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700,” an international, multi-disciplinary, collaborative research project funded by the SSHRC.