Profile: David Baker

Associate Professor

Department of English



  • Education

    Columbia PhD 1994

    Bennington College BA 1986

  • Publications

    "Unplugged: Adventures in Technophobia" (2011-)  for NJ.COM. "Unplugged" won first and second prize in the " column" category in the 2012 contest sponsored by the Garden State Journalists Association.

    "Dealt with at his Own Weapon: Anti-Antiquarianism in Milton's Prelacy Tracts" in "Studies in Philology" (2009). This article was awarded the Louis Round Wilson prize from the editors of "Studies in Philology."

    "The Historical Faith of William Tyndale: Non-Salvific Reading of
    Scripture at the outset of the English Reformation" in "Renaissance
    " (2009). This article was awarded the Harold J. Grimm Prize from the Sixteenth-Century Society.

    "Jacobean Historiography and the Election of Richard III" in "The
    Huntington Library Quarterly" (2007)

    “Ruin and Utopia in Moreana” (2003)

    “Ruin and Utopia in English Literary Renaissance” (2001)

    “Master of the Moments: Memory and Erasor in Jonson’s Bartholomew Fair
    “Divulging Utopia: Radical Humanism in Sixteenth Century England” (Amherst, 1999)

  • Research Initiatives

    Renaissancce Humanism



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