Thomas Fulton

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Research Scholar

Thomas Fulton’s research explores the cultural intersections of literature, politics, and religion in early modern England, largely through the lens of the history of reading. His work on Erasmus, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton and other medieval and early modern writers has appeared in many journals and edited collections. His first book, Historical Milton: Manuscript, Print, and Political Culture in Revolutionary England (UMass, 2010), was followed by a few essay collections: Rethinking Historicism from Shakespeare to Milton, co-edited with Ann Baynes Coiro (Cambridge, 2012), The Bible and English Readers, a collection of essays published by the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies in 2017 (winning the Best Special Issue award for that year), and The Bible on the Shakespearean Stage, co-edited with Kristen Poole (Cambridge, 2018). His most recent monograph is The Book of Books: Biblical Interpretation and Political Literature from Erasmus to Milton (UPenn, 2021). As a visiting fellow at the Beinecke Library and the Institute of Sacred Music, he is currently working on several projects, including a monograph tentatively entitled Shakespeare’s Bible: A Cultural History of the Geneva Bible, an edition of the biblical works of William Tyndale, and the new Oxford edition of the King James Bible.