Brandon Christopher


Brandon Christopher Title: Associate Professor
Office: 2A44
Building: Ashdown
Phone: 204.786.9294


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

Courses: (FW) ENGL-4261.6-001 Seventeenth-Century Literature


“Paratextual Shakespearings: Comics’ Shakespearean Frame.” Shakespeare/Not Shakespeare. Ed. Jim Casey, Christy Desmet, and Natalie Loper. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 6143 words. Forthcoming.

“‘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.