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Brandon Christopher

Brandon Christopher Title: Associate Professor
Phone: 204.786.9294
Office: 2A44
Building: Ashdown
Email: b.christopher@uwinnipeg.ca


Brandon Christopher is Associate Professor in and Chair of the Department of English. His research and teaching focus on early modern drama (especially Shakespeare), on adaptations of Shakespeare and his works in contemporary culture, on comics and graphic narratives, or on some combination of the three. He is currently at work on a book project tentatively titled “Shakespeare and Comics / Comics and Shakespeare: Adaptation, Reciprocity, and the Contingency of Cultural Value.”

Teaching Areas:
Early Modern Literature and Culture, Shakespeare, Adaptations and Adaptation Theory, Comics and Graphic Narratives

(W) ENGL-1000-008 English 1A


Bishonen Hamlet : stealth-queering Shakespeare in Manga Shakespeare: Hamlet.” The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Global Appropriation. Ed. Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar, and Miriam Jacobson. New York: Routledge, 2019. 69-78.

Star Trek’s Shakespeare Problem.” Shakespeare on Stage and Off. Ed. Kenneth Graham and Alysia Kolentsis. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UP, 2019. 259-272.

“Rethinking Comics and Visuality in the Audio Daredevil and Philipp Meyer's Life.” Disability Studies Quarterly 38:3 (Summer 2018). Web.

“Paratextual Shakespearings: Comics’ Shakespearean Frame.” Shakespeare/Not Shakespeare. Ed.  Christy Desmet, Natalie Loper, and Jim Casey. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 149-168.

“‘I will not / be haunted / by myself!’: Originality, Derivation, and the Hauntology of the Superhero Comic.” Seriality and Texts for Young People: The Compulsion to Repeat. Ed. Mavis Reimer et al.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 166-187.

“‘To dignify some old costumed claptrap’: Shakespearean Allusion and the Status of Text in the DC Comics of Grant Morrison.” ImageText 6.3 (2013). Web.

“‘Associate of our labours’: Ben Jonson’s Sejanus and the Limits of Master-Secretary Friendship.” Ben Jonson Journal 19.1 (2012): 105-126.