School of English and Drama

Professor David Schalkwyk


Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Queen Mary University of London | Director of Global Shakespeare



David Schalkwyk is Professor of English and Director of Global Shakespeare Queen Mary University of London.  He was formerly Director of Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. and editor of the Shakespeare Quarterly. His books include Speech and Performance in Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Plays (Cambridge, 2002), Literature and the Touch of the Real (Delaware, 2004), Shakespeare, Love and Service (Cambridge, 2008), Hamlet’s Dreams: The Robben Island Shakespeare (Arden Shakespeare, 2013), The Word Against the World: The Bakhtin Circle (Skene, 2016). His latest monographs are Shakespeare, Love and Language Cambridge University Press published in 2017 and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night by Connell Publishing in 2018.



Schalwyk D(2018). Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Connell Publishing
Schalkwyk DJ(2017). “Cavell, Wittgenstein, Shakespeare, and Skepticism: Othello vs. Cymbeline". Modern Philology: critical and historical studies in postclassical literature vol. 115, (1)
SCHALKWYK DJ(2017). Wittgenstein and the Art of Defamiliarization. Understanding Wittgenstein, Understanding Modernism, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
SCHALKWYK DJ(2017). Love and the ‘curse of service’ in Three Jacobean Tragedies. A Handbook of English Renaissance Studies,
SCHALKWYK DJ(2017). Unpacking the Heart: Why It Is Impossible to Say “I Love You” in Hamlet’s Elsinore. Shakespeare's Hamlet: Philosophical Perspectives, Oxford University Press
SCHALKWYK DJ(2016). Shakespeare’s Untranslatability. Transnational Mobilities in Early Modern Theater, Routledge
Neill M, Schalkwyk D(2016). The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Tragedy. Oxford University Press
SCHALKWYK DJ(2016). Words in the World: The Bakhtin Circle. SKENÈ Project
SCHALKWYK DJ(2015). Proper Names and Common Bodies: The Case of Cressida. Shakespeare's World of Words, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
SCHALKWYK DJ(2014). Lucretius and Consummation in Othello. Othello: The State of Play, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
SCHALKWYK DJ(2014). Mandela, the Emotions, and the Lessons of Prison. The Cambridge Companion to Nelson Mandela, Cambridge University Press