Griffin, Andrew

Assistant Professor


BA: Queen's University, Kingston
PhD: McMaster University

Andrew Griffin is Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 2009. He studied at Queen’s University, Kingston before taking his Ph.D. at McMaster University, where he wrote a dissertation that won a Governor General’s Gold Medal and the Canadian Association of Graduate Studies prize for best dissertation in the humanities. He has published articles on Shakespeare, John Stow, Ben Jonson, Thomas Heywood, Lording Barry, and the Queen's Men. Currently, he is finishing a monograph, Untimely Deaths in Renaissance Drama: Biography, History, Catastrophe, which explores the intersection of English drama and historiography between 1572 and 1623. Alongside research on early modern drama and historiography, he is the Associate Textual Editor for Queen’s Men Editions, for which he has edited the Chronicle History of King Leir. He is also co-editor (with Helen Ostovich and Holger Schott Syme) of Locating the Queen’s Men (Ashgate, 2009).

Potential graduate students interested in early modern drama, early modern historiography, theatre history, early modern London, the philosophy of history, critical editing, and Marxist historiography are encouraged to be in touch. 



South Hall 2524

Office Hours: 

Spring 2020 - Please email for appointment.


(805) 8934622


Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170


Early Modern Studies
Cultural Studies
Literary Theory
Renaissance Literature


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