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Michael O’Connell

Michael O’Connell is Professor Emeritus in English literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1971.  He is the author of Mirror and Veil: The Historical Dimension of Spenser’s Faerie Queene (1977), Robert Burton (1986), The Idolatrous Eye: Iconoclasm and Theater in Early Modern England (2000), Three Florentine Sacre Rappresentazioni: Texts and Translations (2011), as well as articles on Spenser, Catullus, Petrarch, Shakespeare, Milton, and Handel. Professor O’Connell is currently at work on a project about the relations between the late medieval theater and the Elizabethan stage.  To Women’s Works, Volume 1, Prof. O’Connell has contributed the chapter on Katherine of Sutton, and translated the Easter Play of the Nuns of Barking Convent.