Kyle Pivetti joined the Norwich faculty in 2012. He teaches courses in Shakespeare, British Literature, Literature of Sea, and the Literature of Leadership, among others.
He earned his BA in 2003 at UCLA, and his PhD in 2010 from UC Davis. He specializes in Renaissance literature, with special interests in adaptation studies, the history of nationalism, and memory studies. These subjects informed his first book Of Memory and Literary Form: The Making of Nationhood in Early Modern England (University of Delaware Press, 2015), which examines the literary devices that craft collective memory and national identity alike.
Along with Professor John Garrison, he co-edited the collected volume Memory and Sexuality in Early Modern England: Literature and the Erotics of Recollection (Routledge, 2015). His writing has also been featured in the journals Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Modern Philology and Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies. Currently, he is working with John Garrison on Shakespeare at Peace, a book examining Shakespeare’s relationships to peace-building movements of both the Renaissance and the 21st century.
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