Zackariah C. Long
Associate Professor of English
B.A., The College of William and Mary
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
Zackariah Long received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2006. Before coming to Ohio Wesleyan, he served as a visiting instructor at Macalester College, an assistant professor at Sweet Briar College, and a visiting assistant professor at the Curry School of Education of the University of Virginia.
A specialist in English Renaissance literature, Long has published essays on Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, and early modern psychology. His current book project, Shakespeare and Trauma, explores the kinds of stories that early modern authors told about symptoms that we now classify as traumatic.
Areas of Interest / Expertise
Renaissance literature and culture; early modern drama; Shakespeare studies; Milton studies; psychological approaches to literature; trauma theory
Publications / Presentations
- "How to Write Like Shakespeare": I-Cubed Lectures
- “Infernal Memory in English Renaissance Revenge Tragedy: The Spanish Tragedy and Hamlet.” English Literary Renaissance. 44:2 (2014): 153-192.
- Toward an Early Modern Theory of Trauma: Conscience and Richard III.” Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies 1:1 (2012): 49–72.
- “The Well-Organized Mind: J.K. Rowling and the Archetypal Imagination.” Invited Lecture for Central Ohio Symphony’s Spring 2011 Season featuring the Harry Potter Suite.
- “‘Uncollected Man’: Trauma and the Early Modern Mind-Body in The Maid’s Tragedy.” Staging Pain, 1580–1800: Violence and Trauma in British Theatre Eds. James Allard and Matthew Martin. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009. 31–46.
- “‘Unless You Could Teach Me to Forget’: Spectatorship, Self-Forgetting, and Subversion in Antitheatrical Literature and As You Like It.” Forgetting in Early Modern English Literature and Culture: Lethe’s Legacies. Eds. Christopher Ivic and Grant Williams. New York: Routledge, 2004. 151–164.