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Todd Andrew Borlik studied English Literature at Washington University in St. Louis and Keble College, Oxford, before earning his doctorate from the University of Washington in Seattle. After five years as an Assistant Professor at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, Todd joined the English staff at Huddersfield as a Lecturer in 2014.

Todd is the author of Literature and Nature in the English Renaissance: An Ecocritical Anthology (Cambridge, 2019), Ecocriticism and Early Modern English Literature (Routledge, 2011) and over a dozen scholarly articles in publications such as Shakespeare Quarterly, Shakespeare Survey, Shakespeare Bulletin and the Shakespearean International Yearbook. His essay on ‘Caliban and the Fen Demons of Lincolnshire’ has been flagged as one of the ‘most read’ articles in the British Shakespeare Association’s journal.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature; Ecocriticism and the Environmental Humanities; Magic and Science; Posthumanism; Performance Studies; Global Shakespeare

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Angling for the "Powte": a Jacobean Environmental Protest Poem

    Borlik, T. & Egan, C., 1 Mar 2018, In : English Literary Renaissance. 48, 2, p. 256-289

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 'Iron Age as Renaissance Anthropocene: Periodization and the Ecology of War in Shakespearean History

    Borlik, T., 28 May 2018, In : Early Modern Culture. 13, 1, p. 115-126 12 p., 9.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    Magic as Technological Dominion: Hydragogy and the Draining of the Fens in Ben Jonson's The Devil is an Ass

    Borlik, T., 12 Oct 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Neophilologus.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


    • 4 Oral presentation
    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
    • 1 Membership of a panel

    Earth, Sea, Sky: International Environmental Humanities Network

    Todd Borlik (Organiser), Tiffany Jo Werth (Organiser), Vin Nardizzi (Organiser), Thomas White (Organiser)
    18 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Shakespeare and Ecology

    Todd Borlik (Speaker)
    3 Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Spiritual and Material Symposium

    Todd Borlik (Speaker)
    26 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Performing Spenser: Conference at Shakespeare's Globe (Event)

    Todd Borlik (Member)
    5 Jul 20177 Jul 2017

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a panel