William M. Hamlin is a professor of English at Washington State University (see profile). He is the author, most recently, of Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day (Oxford UP, 2013), an extensive study of the early reception of Montaigne in England. His earlier monographs include The Image of America in Montaigne, Spenser and Shakespeare (St. Martin's, 1995) and Tragedy and Scepticism in Shakespeare's England (Palgrave, 2005), and he has published more than fifty essays and reviews dealing with Shakespeare, Montaigne, Renaissance drama, and early modern literature more broadly. A recipient of research fellowships from the J. S. Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the British Academy, he is currently at work on a digital humanities project entitled God-Language in Renaissance England.
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