Steve Mentz

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Steve Mentz
Professor of English
I teach English literature at St John's in New York City, with a focus on oceanic literature and culture, Shakespeare, ecocriticism, and histories of changing media technologies. My current book publications include a monograph on early modern maritime disaster narratives, *Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies of Globalization, 1550-1719* and a collection of essays, *Oceanic New York*, that respond to New York's urban waterways, Hurricane Sandy, and the place of art in times of crisis. I'm working now on the early modern Anthropocene and concepts of error in ecological thinking.


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Oceanic New York
Punctum Books | 2015/September
Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies of Globalization 1550 - 1719
U Minnesota P | 2015/December
At the Bottom of Shakespeare's Ocean
Bloomsbury/Shakespeare Now! | 2009
The Age of Thomas Nashe
Ashgate | 2014

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Area X
Shakespeare's Universality
Spheres II: Globes