Patrick Cook

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Patrick Cook

Associate Professor of English


Email: Patrick Cook
Office Phone: (202) 994-6671

Associate Professor of English

Patrick Cook’s research and teaching interests include Milton, early modern European literature, classical and biblical humanities, literary theory, and film adaptation. His current projects include the neuroscience of cinema and applying the psychoanalysis of Melanie Klein to the study of literature.

Cinematic Hamlet: the films of Laurence Olivier, Franco Zeffirelli, Kenneth Branagh, and Michael Almereyda, forthcoming by Ohio University Press 

Milton, Spenser, and the Epic Tradition. Ashgate, 1996.

“Serious Comedy: The Second Book of Aristotle’s Poetics.” Postscript to the Middle Ages: Teaching Medieval Studies Through The Name of the Rose. Ed. Alison Ganze. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009.

“Medieval Hamlet in Performance.” Medieval Shakespeare in Performance. Ed. Martha Driver and Sid Ray. New York: McFarland. 2009.

“Adapting the Revenger’s Tragedy.” Literature / Film Quarterly 35.2 (2007).

“Beggary/Buggery and Oedipal Conflict in Thomas Middleton’s The Phoenix.” Early Modern Literary Studies 12.2 (September 2006).

“The Ecloga Theodule: A Carolingian Textbook for Cultural Literacy.” Medieval Children’s Literature. Ed. Daniel T. Kline. New York: Garland. 2003.

“Teaching the Aeneid with Milton’s Paradise Lost.” Approaches to Teaching Vergil’s Aeneid. Ed. William S. Anderson and Lorina Quartarone. New York: Modern Language Association of America. 2002.

“Aemilia Lanyer’s ‘Description of Cooke-ham’ as Devotional Lyric.” Discovering and Recovering the Seventeenth-Century Religious Lyric. Ed. Eugene Cunnar and Jeffrey Johnson. Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 2001

Ph.D. 1990, University of California, Berkeley.