Tom Flanigan

Associate Teaching Professor

202 Mosler Hall
Hamilton Campus


  • Ph.D. in English Literature, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • M.A. in English Literature; M.A.T. English, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
  • B.A. in English, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Teaching Interests

  • Shakespeare
  • Medieval and Renaissance Literature (Chaucer to Milton)
  • History of Drama and Poetry
  • The Bible and Classical Literature (in translation)
  • Composition
  • Film Studies

Research Interests

  • Late-Medieval and Renaissance Drama / Shakespeare
  • Colonial American Literature / Hawthorne
  • History of Music and Religion
  • Stage / Performance History; Shakespeare and Film

Selected Publications

  • “For ‘such as desire . . . to taste . . . so ravishing a Sweet Science’: Self-Help Lute Books in Early Modern England,” The Journal of Medieval and Renaissance History (JMRH), volume 10 (2013)
  • “The Several Faces of Late-Gothic Eve: Gender and Marriage in the Mystery Creation and Fall Plays," Quidditas (publication of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association), volume 34 (2013)
  • "Parson Evans' Musical Muddle in The Merry Wives of Windsor," The Explicator, Volume 68, Number 3 (spring 2010)
  • "On Fashionable Education and the Art of Rhetoric: Reflections of a Not-Indifferent Student in Love's Labour's Lost," The Journal of the Wooden O Symposium, Volume 5 (2005)
  • "Trumping the 'Annalists' with the Higher Truth of Fiction: Systematic Ambiguity in Hawthorne's 'The May-Pole of Merry Mount,'" The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, Volume 29, Number 2 (fall 2003)
  • "What To Do About Bawds and Fornicators?  Sex and Law in Measure for Measure and Tudor/Stuart England," The Journal of the Wooden O Symposium, Volume 3 (2003)
  • "Everyman or Saint?  Doubting Joseph in the Corpus Christi Cycles," Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England (MaRDiE), Volume 8 (1997)