Angus Fletcher

Angus Fletcher

Angus Fletcher

Professor of English

166 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Story science
  • Story engineering
  • Darwinist approaches to literature
  • Pragmatic ethics
  • Renaissance drama


  • PhD, Yale University

VideoProfessor Angus Fletcher Talks: Storytelling Science
Podcast: Project Narrative Podcast Episode 4: Angus Fletcher & Jim Phelan — Tim O’Brien’s “The Things They Carried”

Angus Fletcher has joint appointments in the Department of English and the Film Studies Program. Fletcher specializes in Renaissance theatre, practical ethics and the biological functions of literary forms. He is the author of Evolving Hamlet (Palgrave, 2011), Comic Democracies from Ancient Athens to the American Republic (Johns Hopkins, 2016) and articles in Critical Inquiry, New Literary History, The Journal of Narrative Theory, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, English Literary History, Modern Philology, Studies in English Literature, The Journal of the History of Philosophy and others. Fletcher's research focuses on the function of narrative and dramatic forms in fostering more tolerant, plural, cooperative societies—the kinds of societies that are more effective at developing progressive solutions to hunger, disease and the other material problems of our biological world.


Read more about Fletcher's current research.