CLARK HULSE has published four books on Renaissance literature and visual culture, including Metamorphic Verse (1980), The Rule of Art (1990), Early Modern Visual Culture (with Peter Erickson, 2000), and Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend (2003). In 39 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago he has been professor of English and Art History, Dean of the Graduate College, Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor. Since leaving UIC, he has been Executive Director of Creative Santa Fe and the Chicago Humanities Festival, and Chair of the Festival’s Board of Directors. He has also collaborated on public humanities projects with the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. His current research and writing includes Elizabethan portraiture, Shakespearean theater, and the culture of modern cities.


Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University
B.A. Williams College

Blog Posts


    Book on portraiture in the age of Henry VIII

    Book on “reading cities”

    Essay on Ovid’s urban metamorphosis

    Essays on the public humanities

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