Stephen S. Deng

 

 

CURRENT POSITION

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Michigan State University

 

PUBLICATIONS

Monograph:

Coinage and State Formation in Early Modern English Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming, 2011)

 

Book Editor:

Global Traffic: Discourses and Practices of Trade in English Literature and Culture, 1550-1700. Ed. Barbara Sebek and Stephen Deng (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

 

Essays:

“‘Global Œconomy’: Ben Jonson’s The Staple of News and the Ethics of Mercantilism.” Global Traffic: Discourses and Practices of Trade in English Literature and Culture, 1550-1700. Ed. Barbara Sebek and Stephen Deng (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

 

Healing Angels and ‘Golden Blood’: Money and Mystical Kingship in Macbeth.” Macbeth: New Critical Essays. Ed. Nick Moschovakis (Routledge Press, 2008)

 

“‘So Pale, So Lame, So Lean, So Ruinous’: The Circulation of Foreign Coins in Early Modern England.” A Companion to the Global Renaissance. Ed. Jyotsna Singh (Blackwell Publishing, 2009).

 

Coke’s Institutes and the Formation of a Juristic Public.” Forms of Association: Making Publics in Early Modern Europe. Ed. Paul Yachnin and Marlene Eberhart (University of Massachusetts Press, forthcoming, 2011).

 

Book Reviews:

Juliann Vitullo and Diana Wolfthall, eds. Money, Morality, and Culture in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Renaissance Quarterly (forthcoming, 2011).

 

Jonathan P.A. Sell. Rhetoric and Wonder in English Travel Writing, 1560-1613. The Review of English Studies 59(238):148-150 (2008).

 

Jonathan Gil Harris. Sick Economies: Drama and Mercantilism in the Age of Shakespeare. Shakespeare Yearbook 15 (2004)

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS  

“The Soul’s Audit: Double-Entry Bookkeeping and the Quantification of Sin in Hamlet Shakespeare Association of America Meeting, Bellevue, WA (April, 2011)

“Accounting for the Soul in Hamlet,” invited participant in Hamlet roundtable, Eastern Michigan University (October, 2010)

“Nothing to Fear in the ‘New Math’ of Shakespeare’s Sonnets,” Shakespeare Association of America Meeting, Chicago (April, 2010)

“Sir Edward Coke and the Judicial Public,” Richard Helgerson and Making Publics: A Workshop, McGill University (Aug, 2009)

Neschech and Symbolic Usury in Merchant of Venice,” Shakespeare Association of America Meeting, Washington D.C. (April, 2009)

“Structure, Event, and the Potential of Cinematic Narrative for an Allusion to Healing Coins in Macbeth.” Shakespeare Association of America Meeting, Dallas, TX (March, 2008)

 “‘So Pale, So Lame, So Lean, So Ruinous’: The Circulation of Foreign Coins in Early Modern England.” Shakespeare Association of America Meeting, San Diego, CA (March, 2007)

Money and the Early Modern English State,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Chicago, IL (February 2007)

Invited respondent to “Shakespeare and Labor” panel, Midwest Conference on British Studies, Indianapolis, Indiana (October 2006)

“‘Global Œconomy:’: Ben Jonson’s The Staple of News and the Ethics of Mercantilism,” “Teaching Virtue in the Renaissance” Panel, Renaissance Society of America, San Francisco (March 2006)

The Necessary Root of All Evil: Money and the Moral State in More’s Utopia,” Renaissance Conference of Southern California, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA (March 2006)

“Minting a Case against Counterfeiting in Measure for Measure,” Money and Culture Conference, National University of Ireland, University College Cork (May 2005)

“Ben Jonson’s The Staple of News and the Ethics of Mercantilism,” Shakespeare Association of America Meeting, Bermuda (March 2005)

“Minting Criminals at the Tower in Early Modern England,” Renaissance Imprisonment Conference, Tower of London (September 2004)

Measure for Measure and the Matter of Money in Early Modern England,” Shakespeare Association of America Meeting, New Orleans, LA (April 2004)

 Macbeth, Money and Mystical Kingship,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Newport Beach, CA (October 2003)

 Commodifying Kingship: Macbeth and the Circulation of ‘Touch’ Coins,” Shakespeare Association of America Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia (April 2003)

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English Literature, 2006

University of California, Santa Barbara

Dissertation Title: “Rough Economies: Malleable Money and State Formation in Early Modern English Literature”

Committee: Richard Helgerson (director), Patricia Fumerton, Alan Liu, Mark Rose

 

M.A. in English Literature, 2000

Northwestern University

Thesis Title: “A ‘Baseless Fabric’: The Problem of Legitimacy in Reading The Tempest as Colonialist Discourse”

Thesis Directors: Wendy Wall, Jeffrey Masten, Susan Manning

 

M.A. in Economics, 1994

Yale University

Econometrics Project: “Estimating Reputational Equilibria and Consumer Expectations in Time Inconsistent Monetary Games”

 

B.A. in Economics, 1992

Carleton College

Awards: Phi Beta Kappa; Magna Cum Laude, A.M. Harrison Prize in Economics

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS      

College of Arts and Letters Undergraduate Research Initiative, MSU, 2008-9

Dean’s Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005-6

Graduate Division Travel Grant, UCSB, Spring 2005

Consortium for Literary Theory and Culture Travel Grant, UCSB, Winter 2005

Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Pre-doctoral Fellowship, UCSB, Fall 2004

Philip & Aida Siff Educational Foundation Fellowship, 2004-5

Yvonne Gartrell Memorial Scholarship, 2000-1, 2004-5

Humanities and Social Science Research Grant, UCSB, Summer 2003

Graduate Division Dissertation Proposal Fellowship, UCSB, Summer 2002

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, English Department, UCSB, 2001-2

English Department Fellowship, UCSB, 2000-1

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Graduate Courses: Spenser and the Sidney Circle (Fall 2010); Legal Fictions: Early Modern Literature and the Law (Spring 2010); Material Culture and the Literature of Early Modern England (Fall 2007); The Nature of Nature in Premodern Worlds (Spring 2008) – team taught with other Arts and Letters faculty

Undergraduate Courses: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Literature (Fall 2010); English Literature to 1660 (Fall 2006, Spring 2008; Renaissance Literature and Drama (Fall 2006, Spring 2008, Summer 2008); Shakespeare (Spring 2007, Summer 2007, Summer 2008, Spring 2009); Introduction to Shakespeare (Summer 2008, Fall 2009); Introduction to the Study of English (Spring 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2010); Readings in British Literature – Literary London through the Centuries (Summer 2008); Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities – “New Worlds” in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods (Fall 2009)

Teaching Associate, University of California, Santa Barbara

Introduction to Literary Studies: Madness and Literature (Spring 2005);

Introduction to Shakespeare (Summer 2002, Summer 2004)

Special Topics in Shakespeare: Creating England (Winter 2004)

Early Shakespeare and Early Modern Ritual (Summer 2003)

Teaching Assistant, English Department, UCSB

Introduction to Shakespeare (Spring 2002, Spring 2001)

Chaucer and Spenser (Fall 2001)

Early Shakespeare (Winter 2002)

Teaching Assistant, Writing Program, University of California, Santa Barbara

Introduction to Academic Writing (2002-3, Winter 2005)

 

SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Review of monograph proposal for Ashgate Publishing (October 2010)

Dissertation Co-Director: Lisa Barksdale-Shaw, Andrew Kranzman

Dissertation Advisory Committees: Amrita Sen, Jennifer Toms, Megan Inbody, Geoffrey Johns

CAITLAH Job Search Committee, Michigan State University, 2010-11

Graduate Policy Committee, Michigan State University, 2006-7, 2010-11

Undergraduate Policy Committee, Michigan State University, 2008-9

Policy Committee, Michigan State University, 2007-8

International Studies Committee, Michigan State University, 2009-10

Associate, Making Publics Project, McGill University, 2005-

Graduate Committee, UCSB, 2003-4

Conference Committee Member, “Bodies, Bawdies, and Nobodies”: Early Modern Women, 1500-1800, UCSB, February 2003