Biography

Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray is Professor and Head of the Department of English. He specialises in Renaissance poetry and queer theory. He is the author of three monographs (most recently, Against Reproduction: Where Renaissance Texts Come From) and the co-editor of two collections of essays. Forthcoming are an edition of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II and an essay on angel sex. He is currently working on a study of queer paraphrase.

Selected Publications

The Age of Thomas Nashe: Texts, Bodies and Trespasses of Authorship in Early Modern England. Co-edited with Joan Pong Linton and Steve Mentz. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2013.

‘Animal, Vegetable, Sexual: Metaphor in Donne’s “Sappho to Philaenis” and Marvell’s “The Garden.”’ In Sex Before Sex: Figuring the Act in Early Modern England, ed. James M. Bromley and Will Stockton. 195-212. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013.

‘Middleton’s Language Machine.’ In The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton, ed. Gary Taylor and Trish Thomas Henley. 346-59. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

‘No Present.’ In Sex, Gender and Time in Fiction and Culture, ed. Ben Davies and Jana Funke. 38-52. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

‘The Gayest Play Ever.’ In Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete

Works of Shakespeare, ed. Madhavi Menon. 139-45. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2011.

Against Reproduction: Where Renaissance Texts Come From. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009.

Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze. Co-edited with Vin Nardizzi and Will Stockton. Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2009.

‘“Unknowne mate”: Sidney, Motion, and Sexuality.’ Sidney Journal 26 (2008): 35-56.

‘Shakespeare and the Invention of the Heterosexual.’ Early Modern Literary Studies 13.2 (2007): 12.1-28. http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlshome.html

Loving in Verse: Poetic Influence as Erotic. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006.

Homoerotic Space: The Poetics of Loss in Renaissance Literature. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002.