Angus Fletcher has joint appointments in the Department of English and the Film Studies Program. Specializes in Renaissance theatre, practical ethics, and the biological functions of literary forms. Author of Evolving Hamlet (Palgrave, 2011), the forthcoming Comic Democracies: Practical Populism from Aristophanes to Douglass, and articles in Critical Inquiry, New Literary History, The Journal of Narrative Theory, Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, English Literary Theory, English Literary Theory, Modern Philology, Studies in English Literature, The Journal of the History of Philosophy, and others. 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.
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