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. I am a contributor to a new collection of essays and conversational responses edited by Subha Mukherji, Blindspots of Knowledge in Shakespeare and his World. 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 Martin Butler and Jane Rickard, eds. “Ben Jonson, 1616-2016” (Cambridge University Press); and Becky Tomlinson and Subha Mukherji, eds., “Change and Exchange (Palgrave Macmillan).
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 the Arden Shakespeare 4th series.
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