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Igor Djordjevic

Associate Professor

Chair, Department of English

English

   York Hall C212
   416-736-2100 x 88161
   idjordjevic@glendon.yorku.ca

Professor Djordjevic specializes in English Renaissance dramatic and non-dramatic literature, including Shakespeare.  Author of two books, 'Holinshed's Nation' and 'King John (Mis)remembered,' as well as articles in Renaissance and eighteenth-century studies, his research interests are in the history of reading and the relationship between English cultural memory and historical writing.

British Literature
Social and Political Thought
Theatre

Doctorate:
University of Toronto (2005)
Masters:
University of Toronto (2001)

Early modern historical writing and cultural memory; Rhetoric in 16th-17th century nationalist discourse; Early modern "Commonwealth" discourse; Early modern readers and reading practices; Renaissance drama.


Books

    •    King John (Mis)Remembered: The Dunmow Chronicle, the Lord Admiral’s Men, and the Formation of Cultural Memory. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015.  
 
     •    Holinshed's Nation: Ideals, Memory, and Practical Policy in the Chronicles. Farnham: Ashgate, 2010.

Journal Articles

    •    " 'No chronicle records his fellow': Reading Perkin Warbeck in the Early Seventeenth Century." Renaissance and Reformation 40.2 (2017): 63-102.

    •    “ 'A Picture of my Mind, my Sentiments all laid open to their View': Lady Chudleigh’s Printed Verse, the Coterie Reader, and the Modern Editor." 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era. (forthcoming)   
 
     •    “W.P.: The Case for William Patten’s Contribution to Holinshed’s Chronicles (1587).” Notes and Queries 53.1 (2006): 40-43.   
 
     •    “Cadenus and Vanessa: A Rhetoric of Courtship.” Swift Studies 18 (2003): 104-118.   
 
     •    “Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet): From Shakespearean Tragedy to Postmodern Satyr Play.” Comparative Drama 37 (2003): 89-115.   
 
     •    “The (In)Complete Quest of Sir Yorick, the Knight of Charity: A Sentimental Journey as a ‘Cervantic’ Romance.” The Shandean 14 (2003): 79-97.   

Book Chapters

     •    “‘The breath of kings’ and ‘the pleasure of dying’: Political ‘Sin’ and Theatrical Redemption in Eikon Basilike.The Idea of Sin in the English-speaking World from the XVII Century to the Present-Day, ed. Paola Partenza. [in the book series: Passages, Transitions, Intersections, (Göttingen, Germany: V&R Unipress, Academic, 2017)] (forthcoming)    

     •    "Shakespeare and Medieval History." The Handbook of Holinshed's Chronicles. Ed. Paulina Kewes, Ian Archer, and Felicity Heal. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 515-30.

Other Publications

    •    “Schools of Criticism (II).” Trans. Igor Djordjevic. Interviews with Northrop Frye. Ed. Jean O'Grady. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008. 1079-88. Originally appeared in Republika 46.11-12 (Nov.-Dec. 1990): 48-54.    
 
     •    Review of The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s History Plays (2002). Essays in Theatre 20 (2002): 173-76.   

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