Netzloff, Mark

Professor, Literature & Cultural Theory Coordinator


Curriculum Vitae


PhD, University of Delaware

Research Areas:

Renaissance/Early Modern Studies:

  • Political writing (state formation, diplomacy, international law)
  • Literatures of colonialism, travel, and diaspora
  • Literary histories of class, labor, and capital

Teaching Areas:

Renaissance/Early Modern Literature
Early Modern Drama
Political Theory



Writing Beyond the State: English Travelers, Soldiers, and Diplomats in Early Modern Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2019.

England's Internal Colonies: Class, Capital, and the Literature of Early Modern English Colonialism. Early Modern Cultural Studies. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. 280 pp.


Co-editor, Early Modern Drama in Performance: Essays in Honor of Lois Potter. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2014. 196 pp.

Editor, John Norden’s The Surveyor’s Dialogue (1618): A Critical Edition. Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity. London and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010. Xlii + 223 pp.


“Lines of Amity: The Law of Nations in the Americas.” In Cultures of Diplomacy and Literary Writing in the Early Modern World. Ed. Joanna Craigwood and Tracey Sowerby. Oxford University Press, 2019.

“Jonson’s Volpone and the Information Economy of Anglo-Venetian Travel and Intelligence.” In Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Era: Islands, Entrepôts, Empires. Ed. John Watkins and Kathryn Reyerson. London and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. 73-89.

“Work.” In Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Culture in Early Modern England. Ed. Andrew Hadfield and Matthew Dimmock. London and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014. 163-76.

“The State and Early Modernity.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies. “What is Early Modern” Forum. 14, 1 (2014): 149-54.

“Public Diplomacy and the Comedy of State: Chapman’s Monsieur D’Olive.” In Authority and Diplomacy From Dante to Shakespeare. Ed. Jason Powell and Will Rossiter. Transculturalisms, 1400-1700. London and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. 185-97.

“Insurgent Time: Richard II and the Periodization of Sovereignty.” In Richard II: New Critical Essays. Ed. Jeremy Lopez. London: Routledge, 2012. 202-22.

“The Ambassador’s Household: Sir Henry Wotton, Domesticity, and Diplomatic Writing.” In Diplomacy and Early Modern Culture. Ed. Robyn Adams and Rosanna Cox. Literature in History. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 155-71.

“Catholic Exiles and the English State After the Gunpowder Plot.” Reformation 15 (2010): 151-67.

“Science, Professionalism, and Agrarian Capitalism.” Introduction to John Norden’s The Surveyor’s Dialogue. London and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2010. xiii-liii.

“The English Colleges and the English Nation: Allen, Persons, Verstegan, and Diasporic Nationalism.” In Catholic Culture in Early Modern England. Ed. Ronald Corthell, Frances Dolan, Christopher Highley, and Arthur Marotti. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007. 236-60.

“Sir Francis Drake’s Ghost: Piracy, Cultural Memory, and Spectral Nationhood.” In Pirates: The Politics of Plunder, 1550-1650. Ed. Claire Jowitt. Literature in History. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 137-50.

“The Ulster Plantation and the Colonial Archive.” In New Ways III: Papers of the Renaissance English Text Society, 1997-2001. Ed. W. Speed Hill. Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 2004. 191-205.

“The Lead Casket: Capital, Mercantilism, and The Merchant of Venice.” In Money and the Age of Shakespeare: Essays in New Economic Criticism. Ed. Linda Woodbridge. Early Modern Cultural Studies. New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. 159-76.

“Writing Britain from the Margins: Scottish, Irish, and Welsh Projects for American Colonization.” Prose Studies 25 (2002): 1-24.

"`Counterfeit Egyptians' and Imagined Borders: Jonson's The Gypsies Metamorphosed." ELH 68 (2001): 763-92.

"Forgetting the Ulster Plantation: John Speed's The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain (1611) and the Colonial Archive." Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 31 (2001): 313-48.


“Shakespeare and the Politics of Premodernity.” Book-length study, in initial stages of research.