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.
Pivetti earned his B.A. in 2003 at UCLA, and his Ph.D. in 2010 from UC Davis. He specializes in Renaissance literature, with 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. With Professor John Garrison, he is the co-author of the forthcoming book, Shakespeare at Peace, an analysis of Shakespeare’s relationships to peacebuilding movements of both the Renaissance and the 21st century. He and Garrison also co-edited the collected volume, Memory and Sexuality in Early Modern England: Literature and the Erotics of Recollection. His writing has been featured in the journals Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Modern Philology, and Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies.
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