T.Borlik@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473559
Todd Andrew Borlik studied English Literature at Washington University in St. Louis and Keble College, Oxford, before earning his doctorate from the University of Washington in Seattle. After five years as an Assistant Professor at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, Todd joined the English staff at Huddersfield as a Lecturer in 2014.
Todd is the author of Ecocriticism and Early Modern English Literature (Routledge, 2011) and over a dozen scholarly articles in publications such as Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Bulletin and the Shakespearean International Yearbook. His monograph on Caliban and the Fen Demons of Lincolnshire has been flagged as one of the most read articles in the British Shakespeare Associations journal.
In his spare time, Todd collects vinyl (mostly Beethoven and Blue Note), attempts to learn Japanese, hoofs about the English countryside, and watches Buster Keaton movies with his two boys.
Todds research aims to unfurl the vexed place of the natural world in the writings of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. He is currently at work on a Documentary Companion to the Natural History of Early Modern England and a comparative study on the staging of nature at the Rose and Globe. Other interests include Repertory Studies, Global Shakespeares, Shakespeare and Film, Magic and Science, Bio-ethics and Post-humanism.
Borlik, T (2017) ‘Magic as Technological Dominion: Hydragogy and the Draining of the Fens in Ben Jonson's The Devil is an Ass’ Neophilologus . ISSN 0028-2677
Borlik, T (2017) ‘Post-Human Hamlets: Ghosts in the Machine’. In: Shakespeare's Hamlet in an Era of Textual Exhaustion. : Routledge. pp. 29-45. ISBN 9781138291270
Borlik, T (2017) ‘Shakespeare's Insect Theatre: Fairy Lore as Elizabethan Folk Entomology’. In: Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater. Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press. . ISBN 9780271078342
Borlik, T (2017) ‘Review of Measure for Measure (directed by Yukio Ninagawa), Sainokuni Shakespeare Company’ Shakespeare Bulletin , 35 (1), pp. 135-142. ISSN 0748-2558
Borlik, T. and Egan, C. (2016) ‘'Angling for the Powte: The Authorship, Provenance, and Manuscripts of a Jacobean Environmental Protest Poem'’ English Literary Renaissance . ISSN 0013-8312
Borlik, T (2016) ‘'Uncolting Falstaff: The Oats Complex and Energy Usage in 1 Henry IV'’ Shakespeare Jahrbuch .
Borlik, T (2016) ‘Hellish Falls: Faustuss Dismemberment, Phaetons Limbs and Other Renaissance Aviation Disasters Part I’ English Studies , 97 (3), pp. 254-276. ISSN 0013-838X
Borlik, T (2016) ‘Hellish Falls: Faustuss Dismemberment, Phaetons Limbs and Other Renaissance Aviation Disasters Part II’ English Studies , 97 (4), pp. 351-361. ISSN 0013-838X
Borlik, T (2015) ‘A Possible Allusion by Middleton to Shakespeare's Death?’ Notes and Queries , 62 (1), pp. 130-133. ISSN 0029-3970
Borlik, T (2014) ‘Stellifying Shakespeare: Celestial Imperialism and the Advent of Universal Genius’ Shakespeare in Southern Africa , 26, pp. 1-12. ISSN 1011-582X
Borlik, T (2013) ‘'Reading Hamlet Upside Down: The Shakespeare Criticism of Natsume Soseki'’ Shakespeare: Journal of the British Shakespeare Association , 9 (4), pp. 383-403. ISSN 1745-0918
Borlik, T (2013) ‘'Caliban and the Fen Demons of Lincolnshire: The Englishness of Shakespeare's Tempest'’ Shakespeare: Journal of the British Shakespeare Association , 9 (1), pp. 21-51. ISSN 1745-0918
Borlik, T (2012) ‘"The Specter of Female Suffrage in Shakespeare's Revelations by Shakespeare's Spirit"’ Shakespeare Survey , 65, pp. 337-344. ISSN 0080-9152
Borlik, T (2012) ‘"The Way to Study Death: New Light on a Variant in F2 Macbeth"’ Explicator , 70 (2), pp. 144-148. ISSN 0014-4940
Borlik, T (2011) ‘'A Season in Intercultural Limbo: Ninagawa Yukio's Doctor Faustus--Theatre Cocoon, Tokyo'’ Shakespeare Quarterly , 62 (3), pp. 444-456. ISSN 0037-3222
Borlik, T (2011) ‘"Cori Spezzati and the Echo Scene in Duchess of Malfi"’ Notes & Queries , 58 (2), pp. 289-292.
Borlik, T (2009) ‘"Chameleon's Dish: Shakespeare and the Omnivore's Dilemma"’ Early Modern Studies Journal , 2, pp. 1-25.
Borlik, T (2007) ‘"'Painting of a Sorrow': Visual Culture and the Performance of Stasis in David Garrick's Hamlet"’ Shakespeare Bulletin , 25 (1), pp. 3-32. ISSN 0748-2558
Todd would be happy to hear from research students (MA, PhD) interested in any aspects of English Renaissance Literature, and especially those planning a thesis on Shakespeare and the environmental humanities