Michael Payne

Professor of English Emeritus

400 Ridge Crest Circle, Cottage #1
Lewisburg, PA 17837
(570) 523-0135



Ph.D. University of Oregon
Postdoctoral studies in psychoanalysis at the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research (London) and the School of Health and

Related Research, Sheffield University, U.K.

Principal Areas of Interest in Teaching and Scholarship

Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature, Cultural and Critical Theory, Milton and Blake, Virginia Woolf, Children's Literature,

Psychoanalysis: Theory and Practice

Recent Books and Articles

A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory, 2nd ed. (with Jessica Rae Barbera; Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.)
The Bucknell Lectures in Literary Theory, 12 volumes (with Harold Schweizer, et al.; Blackwell, 1990-4.)
Reading Theory: An Introduction to Lacan, Derrida, and Kristeva (Blackwell, 1993). Also available in Chinese and Korean.
Reading Knowledge: An Introduction to Barthes, Foucault, and Althusser (Blackwell, 1997). Also available in Lithuanian.
Renaissance Literature: An Anthology (with John Hunter; Blackwell, 2003).
Life After Theory (with John Schad, et al.; Continuum, 2003). Also available in Turkish.
The Greenblatt Reader (with Stephen Greenblatt; Blackwell, 2005).
"Woolf's Political Aesthetic in 'To Spain,' Three Guineas, and Between the Acts"(in Virginia Woolf's Bloomsbury [Palgrave/Macmillan, 2010], Vol. 2.
"What Difference Has Theory Made? From Freud to Adam Phillips," College Literature 32:2 (2005).
"Humanism After Theory: Last Words of Edward Said," Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies 27:1 (2005).
"Shakespeare's Truth." In Shakespeare Readings (Moscow: Nauka, 2005), in Russian

Selected Awards

Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Class of 1956 Award for Inspirational Teaching, Honorary Phi Beta Kappa, James Miller Prize and Professional Achievement Award from the College English Association, Research Fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the NEH, Presidential

and Crozer Professorships from Bucknell University, Thomas Paine Award from the ACLU.


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