Chair, Department of English
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.
Social and Political Thought
University of Toronto (2005)
University of Toronto (2001)
• 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.
• " '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.
• “‘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.
• “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.