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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 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 monograph 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.


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

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Renaissance Social Sciences
air traffic Social Sciences
disaster Social Sciences
William Shakespeare Arts & Humanities
flight Social Sciences
death Social Sciences
staging Social Sciences
Hamlet Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2007 2019

Building a Wall Around Tudor England: Fantasies of Border Control in Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay

Borlik, T., 21 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Early Theatre.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

English Renaissance

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
Protest Poem

'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

Activities 2016 2018

  • 4 Oral presentation
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Membership of a panel

Spiritual and Material Symposium

Todd Borlik (Speaker)
26 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Becoming Animal in Early Modern Drama: Tamburlaine, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Abhominable Acting of Edward Alleyn

Todd Borlik (Speaker)
13 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Shakespeare and Ecology

Todd Borlik (Speaker)
3 Jul 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

Performing Materiality and the Non/Human

Todd Borlik (Speaker)
12 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk