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.
PhD, 2010, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Capstone Seminar: Selected Topics
Introduction to Literature
Selected Topics for Core Curriculum
Co-Chair, Tewfick Pasha Doss Award Committee
- 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