Justin
Kolb

Building
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall
Room
1093
Position
Assistant Professor
Department
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Campus
AUC New Cairo
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Profile

Brief Biography

Justin Kolb is assistant professor of English and comparative literature at The American University in Cairo. His research focuses on literature and culture of early modern Europe, especially the culture of urban life and how its problems and conditions are refracted by dramatic literature. He has published work on early modern city comedy (especially the work of Ben Jonson), material culture approaches to literary form, ecological criticism, and the cultural interplay between early modern England and Islamic cultures in North Africa and the Eastern Mediterranean. He is at work on a book about the rapidly changing environment of early seventeenth century London and how the era’s plays modeled new forms of life for an unsettled city. Kolb holds an MA and PhD in English literature. 

Education

PhD, 2010, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Courses Taught

Capstone Seminar: Selected Topics

Introduction to Literature

Selected Topics for Core Curriculum

Experiencing Creativity

Selected Topics

Seventeenth-Century Literature

Shakespeare

Services

Co-Chair, Tewfick Pasha Doss Award Committee

Research Interest
  • Early Modern English Literature
  • The Islamic World in Western Texts
  • Literature and Science
  • Urban Spaces and Experiences in Literature 
  • Early Modern Material Culture
  • Actor-Network Theory