Christopher L. Pye

Class of 1924 Professor of English
email
413-597-4591
Hollander Hall Rm 130

Education

B.A. Oberlin College (1975)
M.A. University College (1977)
Ph.D. Cornell University, English (1984)

Areas of Expertise

Shakespeare, Early Modernism, and Literary and Psychoanalytic Theory--much of my teaching falls into these areas. My current writing project focuses on the intersections between aesthetics and political thought in the Renaissance era: Shakespeare, but also figures from Leonardo da Vinci to Thomas Hobbes and Diego Velasquez, all of whom pose compelling questions about the relations between art and political subjectivity.

Courses

Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

ENGL 230 / COMP 240(F)

Introduction to Literary Theory

ENGL 407 / COMP 407(S)

Literature, Justice and Community

ENGL 445

World's End: Literary Ecologies of the Limit

Current Committees

  • Faculty Interview Panel