William M. Hamlin

William M. Hamlin is a professor of English and Renaissance literature at Washington State University (see profile). He is the author, most recently, of Montaigne: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2020). Earlier monographs include Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day (Oxford, 2013), an extensive study of the early reception of Montaigne in England, as well as Tragedy and Scepticism in Shakespeare's England (Palgrave, 2005) and The Image of America in Montaigne, Spenser and Shakespeare (St. Martin's, 1995). He has published more than sixty essays dealing with Shakespeare, Montaigne, Renaissance drama, and early modern literature more broadly, and he has been the recipient of research fellowships from the J. S. Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the British Academy.