Tony Cousins

Emeritus Professor

1979 …2023

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Tony Cousins is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and a Member of the Order of Australia. He has published fourteen books in America and England, including monographs on Thomas More, Shakespeare's non-dramatic verse, and on religious verse of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
He has published many articles, all in refereed and, for the most part, international journals. He is on the Editorial Board of Moreana, the international journal of More and Erasmus studies, and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Language, Literature and Culture.His research interests include the literature and culture of early modern England, the historiography of the history of ideas, and utopian narrative. He has been a Visiting Adjunct Professor at the Renaissance Studies Center at the University of Massachusetts, a Visiting Scholar at Princeton and at Penn State, and a Library Fellow at the Library of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was also an Honorary Fellow at the Institute for Research in the Humanities. He holds doctorates in both English Literature and Political Theory.


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