Dennis Siler

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Biographical Information

  • Ph.D. in English from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
  • Certificate of Completion, Oxford University Summer Programme in English Literature 
  • M.A. in English from Wake Forest University
  • B.A. in English with an Honors Interdisciplinary Studies minor (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Central Arkansas

I am an Associate Professor with a Ph.D. in English from the University of Arkansas with emphasis on Shakespeare and Renaissance literature and drama. My MA in English is from Wake Forest University.  I am currently director of the Honors International Studies Program. My book, The Influence of the Roman Poet Ovid on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, was published by Mellen Press in 2010.  Another book, this one a collection of scholarly essays entitled Parley P. Pratt and the Making of Mormonism,  which I  co-edited with two colleagues, was Published by Arthur Clark Company (a division of O.U. Press) in November 2011. My research interests include Renaissance drama, performance pedagogy, and period music, as well as Native American literature. My most recent projects involve the Alchemical Drama in English literature from Shakespeare to J.K. Rowling. In my spare time I build musical instruments and attempt to play them.

For more information see my Curriculum Vitae.