I teach courses on Shakespeare and other early modern English writers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
There are links above to my CV, to a page about books I’ve written or written for, and to my less-than-academic musical endeavors.
Recent news: I spent a month as a scholar-in-residence faculty member for the Folger Library’s 2018 NEH Teaching Shakespeare Institute. And my essay on Love’s Labour’s Lost was chosen by Peter Holland, retiring editor of Shakespeare Survey, as his favorite of 2017 in an open-access collection he put together that spans the 19 years of his work for that journal.
New essays forthcoming in 2019 in Subha Mukherji, ed. “Blindspots of Knowledge in Shakespeare and His World” (Medieval Institute Press) and Martin Butler and Jane Rickard, eds. “Ben Jonson, 1616-2016” (Cambridge University Press).
Works in Progress include a monograph tentatively titled Shakespeare Unlearned: Nonsense, Pedantry, and the Poetics of Assessment, and a new edition of Love’s Labour’s Lost, under contract for Arden Shakespeare 4th edition.
I am currently the Associate Editor of English Literary Renaissance.
A few of my published essays are available on my ScholarWorks page.
Email: azucker atsign english.umass.edu
Mail mail: Department of English, South College; UMass Amherst; Amherst MA 01003