professor loewenstein

Joe Loewenstein

Professor of English, Director of the Humanities Digital Workshop and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities​
PhD, Yale University
research interests:
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Book Culture
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mailing address:

  • Washingto University
  • CB 1122
  • One Brookings Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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​Professor Loewenstein's two most recent books are studies of Early Modern intellectual property, the prehistory of copyright, but he is also extremely interested in prosody and poetics.

Loewenstein teaches courses on Shakespeare, Milton, and Spenser; on literature and skepticism; on the cultural poetics of the book; and on the ways writers read.

Selected Publications

ed., The Staple of News , The Cambridge Ben Jonson (Cambridge: Cambridge UniversityPress, 2012).
When is a Public Sphere?, special issue of Criticism, ed. Joseph F. Loewenstein and Paul Stevens (Fall, 2004).
Ben Jonson and Possessive Authorship (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).
The Author’s Due: Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002).
Responsive Readings: Versions of Echo in Pastoral, Epic, and the Jonsonian Masque (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984).