Bard Faculty

Joseph Mansky

Visiting Lecturer in Literature

Primary Academic Program: Literature


BA, Cornell University; PhD, University of California, Berkeley. Joseph Mansky’s areas of specialization include the Renaissance and Early Modern periods, poetry, and drama. At UC Berkeley, his dissertation addressed the poetics of constitutionalism in Early Modern England. Publications include “Heywood’s Edward IV, Jane Shore, and the Politics of Publicity,” accepted by Renaissance Drama; “‘Look No More’: Jonson’s Catiline and the Politics of Enargeia,” forthcoming in PMLA; “‘Unlawfully Published’: Libels and the Public Sphere in Titus Andronicus,” Shakespeare Quarterly (2016); and “Does Relation Stand? Textual and Social Relations in Paradise Regain’d,” Milton Studies (2015). Mansky previously served as instructor at the City College of New York and at UC Berkeley, teaching courses including World Humanities, Shakespeare, and The Art of Persuasion. He is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a Digital Humanities Summer Institute Tuition Scholarship, University of Victoria; graduate student travel award, Shakespeare Association of America; and Mellon Award, Summer Institute in English Paleography, Folger Shakespeare Library. At Bard since 2018.