Prof Tom Clayton

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: English Literature, Oxford University, 1960.


  • English
  • seventeenth-century literature
  • Shakespeare
  • drama
  • classical civilization
  • classical studies
Courses Taught
  • Introduction to Advanced Literary Study
  • Shakespeare Seminar
  • Proseminar in Seventeenth-Century English Literature
  • Athol Fugard: The Dramatic Conscience of White South Africa
  • Great Books: Greek and Shakespearean Tragedy
  • Introduction to Shakespeare
  • Modern and Contemporary British Drama
  • Classics of Literary Criticism
  • Milton
  • Seventeenth-Century English Literature
  • Early Modern Literature and Culture
  • Metaphysical and Cavalier Poetry
  • Jacobean and Caroline Poetry
  • The Poetry of George Herbert and Andrew Marvell
  • “Meter and Meaning in Shakespeare: A Modest Suggestion.“. Clayton, Tom, Author, 2007.
  • "Politics, Ethics, and í†sthetics in and out of Three Tragedies by Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, Hamlet, and Coriolanus.": Clayton, Tom, Aristotle University, 2007.
  • “On Editing and Reviewing Selected Collections.". Clayton, Tom, Co-Author, 2005.
  • “Sir John Suckling.“: Clayton, Tom, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • ’...lucharé hasta el final.’¿el qué?’(Macbeth V. viii. 32).“ En Torno Shakespeare 6 (Web)/Contrastes 13 (print, 2001).
  • “’So quick bright things come to confusion’; or, What Else Was A Midsummer Night’s Dream About"?: Clayton, Tom, University of Delaware Press, 1999.
  • “Macbeth’s “˜Yet I will try the last’ What?“. Clayton, Tom, Author, 1997.
  • The "Hamlet" First Published (Q1.1603): Origins. Forms, Intertextualities. Clayton, Tom, Universiy of Delaware Press, Author, 1992.
  • “’At Bottom a Criticism of Life’: Suckling and the Poetry of Low Seriousness.“ Classic and Cavalier: Essays on Jonson and the Sons of Ben.: Clayton, Tom, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982.
  • Regents Professor, 1999
  • Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate and Professional Education, 1999
  • McKnight Arts and Humanities Summer Fellowship, 1994 - 1997
  • Endowment for the Humanities: Co-director, Summer Seminar on Shakespear, Stratford-on-Avon, England, 1993
  • Scholor of the College of Liberal Arts, 1989 - 1992
  • Horace T. Morse-Amoco Award fo rOutstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, 1982
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1978