Department of English Language and Literature

Joseph Gamble

Gamble Assistant Professor
FH 1820
Office hours: Tues 12-2pm, Wed 1-4pm, by appt

Joseph Gamble (PhD Michigan) is an Assistant Professor and specializes in early modern literature and culture, the history of sexuality, queer and feminist theories, transgender studies, the history of race and racism, and philology. He is currently at work on two book-length projects. The first, Sex Lives of the Early Moderns, asks how early modern English women and men learned how to have sex. Collating the various quotidian practices—improvisation and fumbling around; felicitous accidents and whispered tips; and reading, watching, and viewing representations of sexual relationships on the stage, on the page, and on the walls around them—through which early moderns acquired sexual knowledge, Sex Lives of the Early Moderns raises the colloquialism “sex life” to the status of a theoretical and historical analytic concept. His second book-length project, Trans Philologies, examines how gender nonconforming people across the past five-hundred years have rendered their lives livable in part by restructuring the English language.

Dr. Gamble teaches courses on early modern literature, including Shakespeare, and on contemporary LGBTQ literature and culture.



Last Updated: 2/24/20