Timothy Crowley

Timothy Crowley

Associate Professor
Renaissance English Literature

Office: ZU1001
Email: tcrowley@niu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park; 2009
  • M.A. University of Maryland, College Park; 2004
  • B.A. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; 2000

Professional Interests

  • Renaissance English Literature
  • Religion and Politics
  • Classical Tradition and Renaissance Reception
  • Renaissance Spanish Literature

Selected Awards

Calvin and Rose G. Hoffman Prize for a Distinguished Essay on Christopher Marlowe, The King’s School, Canterbury (December 2007, for “Arms and the Boy”).

Selected Publications

  • Feigned Histories of Secret Marriage: Love, Law, and Politics in Sidney’s Arcadia and Spanish Chivalric Romance [book in progress].
  • "Sidney and Finch's Noxotexnia (Art of Law): Religion, Politics, and Patronage?" Review of English Studies 72 no. 306 (2021): 663-85.
  • "Philosophizing the Amadís Cycle: Feliciano de Silva, Jacques Gohory, and Philip Sidney," in Iberian Chivalric Romance in English Translation, ed. Leticia Álvarez-Recio (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 2021), 137-57.
  • "Sidney's Legal Patronage and the International Protestant Cause." Renaissance Quarterly 71.4 (2018): 1298–1350.
  • “Neoplatonic Love Logic in Feliciano de Silva’s Amadís de Grecia (1530).” Intertexts 20.1 (2016): 1–24.
  • “A Protestant Pilgrim in Rome, Venice, and English Parliament: Sir John Wray.” Renaissance Papers 2015 (2016): 105–29.
  • "Contingencies of Literary Censorship:  Anglo-Spanish Diplomacy and Amadís de Gaula in January 1569.” Sixteenth-Century Journal (2015): 891-926.
  • “Diplomacy, Money, and Sidney’s Four Foster Children of Desire.” Sidney Journal 33.2 (2015): 27-60.
  • “More's 'Neck' in Robinson's Translation of Utopia (1551 and 1556).” Notes and Queries 62.1 (2015): 39-42.
  • “New Light on Philip Sidney and Elizabethan Foreign Policy” [review essay]. Sidney Journal 32.2 (2014): 85-94.
  • “Sireno and Philisides: The Politics of Piety in Spanish Pastoral Romance and Sidney’s Old Arcadia.” Studies in Philology 110.1 (2013): 43-84.
  • “Arms and the Boy: Marlowe’s Aeneas and the Parody of Imitation in Dido, Queen of Carthage.” English Literary Renaissance 38.3 (2008): 408-38.
  • “An Englishman on the Grand Tour, 1604-06: John Wray’s Pilgrim’s Journal.” Ben Jonson Journal: Literary Contexts in the Age of Elizabeth, James, and Charles 9 (2002): 193-233. [annotated edition of Huntington Library Manuscript 60705]

Honors Faculty Fellow (2020-2021)

As an Honors Faculty Fellow, Professor Crowley will teach a seminar on Ideas and Ideals in Don Quixote in Spring 2021 in the University Honors Program. The Honors Faculty Fellowship program identifies faculty eager to teach innovative, exciting seminars of interest to highly-motivated students from across the university.