ADAM ZUCKER

Zucker PicADAM ZUCKER is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  He is the author of The Places of Wit in Early Modern English Comedy (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and the co-editor, with Alan B. Farmer, of Localizing Caroline Drama: Politics and Economics of the Early Modern English Stage, 1625-1642 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).  Professor Zucker won the UMass College of Humanities and Fine Arts Outstanding Teacher Award in 2012-13, and his book, The Places of Wit, was shortlisted for the 2012 Globe Theatre Book Award.  He has been awarded W. M. Keck and Francis Bacon fellowships from the Huntington Library, and a Lilly Teaching Fellowship from UMass, in recognition of his work in the classroom.  Recent publications include a chapter on “Late Shakespeare” for the Oxford Handbook to Shakespeare and a commentary stream on the Folger Library’s Luminary IPad edition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  He is a member of the editorial boards of English Literary Renaissance and Renaissance Drama, and co-director of the Five Colleges Renaissance Seminar.  His current project is a study of stupidity and incompetence in the plays of Shakespeare and in early modern English culture more generally.