Renaissance literature, theatre, and dramatic theory; Shakespeare; medieval drama; religion and culture of Tudor and early Stuart England
Professor White specializes in Shakespeare, medieval drama, and early modern drama and literature. In 2008 he published Drama and Religion in English Provincial Society, 1485-1660 (Cambridge UP). His other books include Theatre and Reformation: Protestantism, Patronage, and Playing in Tudor England (Cambridge UP, 1993); Marlowe, History, and Sexuality: New Critical Essays on Christopher Marlowe (AMS, 1998), which he edited for the Marlowe Society of America; and Shakespeare and Theatrical Patronage in Early Modern England (Cambridge UP, 2002), co-edited with Suzanne R. Westfall.
Winner of the Department of English Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, he has taught Introduction to Graduate Studies (50100), Early English Survey (Engl 24000), Introduction to Drama (23500) Shakespeare (Engl 44200), Medieval Drama in English Society (Engl 52700), and Carnival and Early English Theater (Engl 63300). Professor White served as Director of Graduate Studies from 2000 to 2003.