Professor Dennis Britton

Dennis Austin Britton is Associate Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. His research interests include early modern English literature (especially Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser), premodern critical race studies, Protestant theology, and the history of emotion. He is the author of Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance (2014), coeditor of Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study: Audiences, Authors, and Digital Technologies (2018), and coeditor of “Spenser and Race,” a special issue of Spenser Studies (2021). His current book project is entitled “Shakespeare and Pity: Feeling Difference on the Early Modern English Stage,” which examines how Shakespeare’s plays have taught audiences how to feel about the pitiful and the pitiless.