Frederick Blumberg's research and teaching focus on the literary genres and institutional discourses of early modern Europe. His scholarship examines problems in poetics, the uses of rhetoric, and the legal regulation of literature.


Courses taught in 2018-19:

ENGL1037       Persuasion
ENGL2079       Shakespeare
ENGL2140       Ideologies of language in early modernity
ENGL6081       Global fictions




“The Function of Names in U.S. Presidential Debates—Some Recent Powerplays," Performance Research, vol. 22, no. 6 (forthcoming 2017).

“Obscenity and Marginality,”Law and Humanities, vol. 11, no. 1 (2017): 7-23.

“Poétique de la censure dans le premier Index moderne,” translated by Laure Klein and Mireille Le Breton, Réforme Humanisme Renaissance, No. 68 (June 2009): 75-85.

Encyclopedia Entries:
“Kind” and “Decorum.” The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, ed. Roland Greene, Fourth Edition, Princeton University Press (forthcoming 2012).

Recent Conference Presentations
“The Bounds of Renaissance Prose Satire,”Renaissance Society of America, March 2017. Chicago, Illinois.

“The Art of Arts: Transcendental Dialectic in Early Modernity,” American Comparative Literature Association, March 2016. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“Institutions of Poetry from Petrarch to Milton.” Renaissance Society of America, March 2014. New York City, New York. 




Last updated: 17 July 2018