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Johnathan Pope

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Johnathan Pope

​Dr. Johnathan Pope, B.A. (Grenfell), M.A. (U​​NB), M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)

Associate professor - English

Phone: (709) 639-5027                                                                                                                            

Email: jpope@grenfell.mun.ca

Office: AS332L


Research interests/expertise 

Shakespeare; fan studies; adaptation and film; body and soul in Renaissance literature.


Shakespeare; drama; film.

Selected Publications 

Monographs/Critical Editions 
  • Shakespeare’s Fans: Adapting the Bard in the Age of Media Fandom. Palgrave Macmillan. January 2020. 
  • Editor, “Introduction,” and critical apparatus. Phineas Fletcher The Purple Island or, The Isle of Man. The Renaissance Society of America Texts and Studies Series, vol. 8. Leiden; Boston: Brill, May 2017. 
Peer Reviewed Articles 
  • “An Collins and the Seventeenth-Century Mortalism Controversy.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 56.1 (Winter 2016): 135-52. 
  • “Pleasing the Million: Authenticity, Authority, and Contamination in Strange Brew.” Literature/Film Quarterly. 42.2 (April 2014): 461-74. 

Peer Reviewed Co-authored Articles 

  • Co-authored with Bonnie J. White. “Spinsters, War Widows, and Wounded Soldiers: The Great War Novels of Berta Ruck.” Women’s History Review 27.7 (2018): 1085-1102. 
Peer Reviewed Book Chapters 
  • "'Let’s kill Claudius in the church!’: Fan Fiction and Wish Fulfillment in Ryan North’s To Be or Not to Be and Romeo and/or Juliet” in Peter Holland and Andrew Hartley, eds. Shakespeare and Geek Culture. Arden. October 2020. 

Current research projects and grants (within past 5 years)

I am currently working on a project on Shakespeare and anti-fandom that engages with resistance/opposition to Shakespeare.

Awards and recognitions

Recipient of the GCSU Teaching and Learning Award.

Chair, English

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS 332L
Phone: (709) 639-4677
Email: jpope@grenfell.mun.ca

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