Goran Stanivukovic

Full Professor
Faculty of Arts

Faculty Member Information


Goran Stanivukovic, Professor of English, specializes in early modern English literature, prose romance, Ovid, the Mediterranean, Shakespeare, queer early modern studies, cultural studies, and the intersection of contemporary fiction and the Renaissance. His monograph, Knights in Arms: Prose Romance, Masculinity, and Eastern Mediterranean Trade in Early Modern England, 1565-1655, was published by University of Toronto Press in 2016. His edited volumes, Remapping the Mediterranean World in Early Modern English Writings was published by Palgrave in 2017, Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexualities in England, 1570-1640, with Constance Relihan, was published by Palgrave in 2003, Ovid and the Renaissance Body, was published by University of Toronto Press in 2001, and his critical edition of Emanuel Forde’s romance, Ornatus and Artesia, was published by Dovehouse in 2003. His other explorations of Shakespeare, romance, non-Shakespearean drama and poetry, gender and sexuality in the Renaissance include the articles and book chapters in journals such as Textual Practice, Philological Quarterly, ELR, Shakespeare, English Studies, Forum for Modern Language Studies, Studia Neophilologica, as well as in peer-reviewed collections from University of Illinois Press, Oxford University Press, University of Delaware Press, Edinburgh University Press, Palgrave, Routledge, Bloomsbury, Greenwood, and Ashgate.


Teaching and research areas: English Renaissance drama and non-dramatic literature, tragedy, romance, the sonnet, the epic, early modern theatre, tragedy, Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Edmund Spenser, Sir Philip Sidney, Ovid, classical and early modern rhetoric and dialectic, early modern Mediterranean, travel writing, masculinity, literature and visual arts, queer early modern studies, queer theory, transhistoricism and temporality, contemporary British fiction, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud


Ph.D., English Literature, University of Belgrade, 1992
Doctoral Research Student, English, The Shakespeare Institute, The University of Birmingham, 1989
M.A., English Literature, University of Belgrade, 1987
B.A., English Literature, University of Novi Sad, 1985

Academic Work Experience

2011 - Present, Full Professor of English Literature, Saint Mary's University
2011 - 2013, Marie Curie International Research Fellow, School of English, University College Cork
2009 - 2010, Acting Chair, Department of English, Saint Mary's University
2005 - 2007, Lecturer in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature (Full time), School of English, University of Sheffield
2004 - 2005, Chair, Department of English, Saint Mary's University
2003 - 2010, Associate Professor of English Literature (tenured), Saint Mary's University
2002 - Present, Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in English, Dalhousie University
1999 - 2002, Assistant Professor, Department of English (tenure track), Saint Mary's University
1999 - 2002, Assitant Professor, Department of English (tenure trck), Saint Mary's University
1998 - 1999, Chair, School of Arts and Letters, Cape Breton University
1997 - 1999, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages and Letters (tenure track), Cape Breton University
1995 - 1997, Assistant Professor, Department of Languages and Letters (full time, term limited), Cape Breton University
1994 - 1995, Sessional lecturer, Department of English, The University of Calgary
1993 - 1993, Visiting Lecturer, Department of English and American Literature, University of Cologne


2012 - Present, International Comparative Literature Association
2009 - Present, International Shakespeare Association
2000 - Present, International Shakespeare Association
1997 - Present, Renaissance Society of America
1995 - Present, Modern Language Association of America
1995 - Present, Shakespeare Association of America
1995 - Present, Association of the Canadian University and College Teachers of English


The President’s Annual Award for Research Excellence Saint Mary’s University - 2009
The Calvin and Rose G. Hoffman Prize for Distinguished Work on Christopher Marlowe The Marlowe Price - 2008
Allan D. Breck Award Conference of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association - 1996

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2010/03 - 2012/03, Teaching at University of College Cork
2004/03 - 2006/03, Teaching at University of Sheffield
1998/03 - Present, Teaching at Saint Mary's University
1994/03 - 1998/03, Teaching at the Cape Breton University
1993/03 - 1994/03, Teaching at The University of Calgary
1993/02 - 1994/01, Teaching at The University of Cologne

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Stanivukovic Goran. (2015)"“Behind the Curtain.” Review of Simon Palfrey, Shakespeare’s Possible Worlds (Cambridge UP, 2014) and Poor Tom (Chicago, 2014)", Times Literary Supplement 5834:Winter edition (23rd January 2015), 22
Stanivukovic Goran. (2013)"Review of Maggie Kilgour, Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid (Oxford UP, 2012)", Review of English Studies 264:64, 154-156
Stanivukovic Goran. (2013)"Review of Shakespeare and Genre: From Early Modern Inheritances to Post-Modern Legacies, ed. Anthony R. Guneratne (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011)", Shakespeare Quarterly 2:64, 259-62
Stanivukovic Goran. (2012)"Review of Nandini Das, Renaissance Romance: The Transformation of English Prose Fiction 1570-1620 (Ashgate, 2011)", Review of English Studies 261:63, 673-76
Stanivukovic Goran. (2011)"Review of Michael J. Redmond, Shakespeare, Politics, and Italy: Intertextuality on the Jacobean Stage (Ashgate, 2009)", Early Theatre: A Journal Associated with the Records of Early English Drama 1:14, 166-68
Stanivukovic Goran. (2010)"Review of Steve Mentz, At the Bottom of Shakespeare’s Ocean (Continuum, 2009)", Renaissance Quarterly 2:63, 705-707
Stanivukovic Goran. (2009)"Review of Björn Quiring, Shakespeares Fluch (Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 2009)", Renaissance Quarterly 4:62, 1382-1384
Stanivukovic Goran. (2009)"Review of Patricia A. Cahill, Unto the Breach: Martial Formations, Historical Trauma, and the Early Modern Stage (Oxford UP, 2008), ", Times Literary Supplement 33
Stanivukovic Goran. (2009)"Review essay of The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s Poetry, ed. Patrick Cheney (Cambridge UP, 2007) and Early Modern English Poetry: A Critical Companion, ed. Andrew Hadfield and Garrett Sullivan (Oxford UP, 2007)", South Atlantic Quarterly 3:74, 164-74
Stanivukovic Goran. (2009)"Review of Sara Munson Deats, ed. Antony and Cleopatra: New Critical Essays (Routledge, 2005)", South Atlantic Review 2:74, 193-96
Stanivukovic Goran. (2008)"Review of Robert Logan, Shakespeare’s Marlowe: The Influence of Christopher Marlowe on Shakespeare’s Artistry ", Shakespeare Quarterly 2:59, 93-96
Stanivukovic Goran. (2008)"Review of Jeff Dolven, Scenes of Instruction in Renaissance Romance (Chicago, 2007)", Philological Quarterly 1-2:87, 200-203
Stanivukovic Goran. (2008)"Review of Alison Keith and Stephen Rupp, ed. Metamorphosis: The Changing Face of Ovid in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2007)", Review of English Studies 258:59, 768-770
Stanivukovic Goran. (2008)"Review of Sybille Baumbach, Let Me Behold Thy Face: Physiognomik und Gesichtshlektüren in Shakespeares Tragödien (Universitätsverlag C. Winter, 2007)", Renaissance Quarterly 2:61, 691-692
Stanivukovic Goran. (2006)"Review of Georgia Brown, Redifining Elizabethan Literature", The Sixteenth Century Journal 3:37, 813-15
Stanivukovic Goran. (2006)"Book Review of Irena R. Makaryk, Shakespeare and the Undiscovered Bourn: Les Kurbas, Ukrainian Modernism, and Eearly Soviet Cultural Politics", Shakespeare Quarterly 1:57, 112-14
Stanivukovic Goran. (2005)"Book Review of Kim Sturgess, The Stars and Stripes of Shakespeare", Shakespeare and the American Nation
Stanivukovic Goran. (2005)"Book Review of Gerald MacLean, The Rise of Oriental Travel: English Visitors to the Ottoman Empire, 1580-1720", The Sixteenth-Century Journal 4:37, 1177-1179
Stanivukovic Goran. (2003)"Book Review of A. B. Taylor, Shakespeare’s Ovid: “The Metamorphoses” in the Plays and the Poems ", Renaissance and Reformation 2:25, 104-5
Stanivukovic Goran. (2003)"Review of Boika Sokolova and Alexander Shurbanov, Painting Shakespeare Red ", Shakespeare Quarterly 2:54, 230-32
Traub Valerie, Stanivukovic Goran. (2002)"Book Review of Valerie Traub, The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England", The Journal of Homosexuality 3:12, 501-3
Stanivukovic Goran. (2002)"Book Review of Nico Ricci, Testament, A Sinister Jesus", Times Literary Supplement 1:25
Stanivukovic Goran. (2001)"Book Review of Lynn Enterline, The Rhetoric of the Body from Ovid to Shakespeare", Renaissance and Reformation 1:25, 106-8
Stanivukovic Goran. (1999)"Book Review of Vesna Goldsworthy, Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of Imagination", Ariel 1:33, 206-209

Journal Articles

Stanivukovic G, Goodwin Adrian. "Gaveston in Ireland: Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II and the Casting of Queer Brotherhood", Textual Practice (Spring - 2015)
Stanivukovic G. "Portrait Miniature Painting, the Young Man of Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and Late Elizabethan Aesthetics", English Studies 95:4 (Spring - 2014), 367-391
Stanivukovic G. "Earliest Shakespeare: Bombast and Authenticity", Belgrade English Language and Literary Studies 6 (Spring - 2014), 131-155
Stanivukovic G. "Shakespeare and the New Aestheticism: Space, Style, and Text", Shakespeare 9:1-4 (Spring - 2013), 141-148
Stanivukovic Goran. "Shakespeare and Homosexuality", Forum for Modern Language Studies 46:1 (Spring - 2010), 138-51
Stanivukovic G. "Mounting from the truthe: On Hyperbole in English Renaissance Literature", Forum for Modern Language Studies 43:1 (Spring - 2007), 19-33
Stanivukovic G. "the Mediterranean: Narratives of Sexuality and Geographies of the Eastern Mediterranean in Early Modern English Prose Romances", Remapping the Mediterranean Stanivukovic, G (Winter - 2007), 59-74
Stanivukovic G.. "The Tempest and the Discontents of Humanism", Philogical Quarterly 85:1-2 (Spring - 2006), 91-119
Stanivukovic Goran. "What country, friends, is this?: The Geographies of Illyria in Early Modern England", Literaria Pragensia 12:23 (Spring - 2002), 5-20
Stanivukovic Goran. "Recent Studies of English Renaissance Literature of the Mediterranean", English Literary Renaissance 31:1 (Winter - 2002), 168-86
Stanivukovic Goran. "Phantasma or a hideous dream’: Style, History, and the Ruins of Rome in Julius Caesar", Studia Neophilologica: : A Journal of Germanic and Romance Languages and Literature 73 (Spring - 2001), 55-70
Stanivukovic Goran. "The city’s usuries’: Commerce and Cymbeline", Quidditas: Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 19 (Winter - 2001), 229-44


Stanivukovic Goran. "Earliest Shakespeare: Bombast and Authenticity", Shakespeare Association of America (Spring - 2014)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Shakespeare and Late Elizabethan Aesthetics", The Gallery of Matica Srpska (Fall - 2014)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Earliest Shakespeare: style and the city", Union University (Fall - 2014)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Shakespeare’s Art of the Small Forms", Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory (Fall - 2014)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Unpleasure in Shakespeare’s Sonnets", invited lecture, Western University (Spring - 2014)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Earliest Shakespeare: Authenticity and Aesthetic Historism", invited lecture, Department of English (Spring - 2014)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Whose Margin?: Prose Romances and Maps of the Eastern Mediterranean in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe", International Association for Comparative Literature (Summer - 2013)
Stanivukovic Goran. "The Frame of Speech: Deliberating and Doubting Desire in Shakespeare’s Sonnets", Shakespeare Association of America (Spring - 2013)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Performing Styles in Romeo and Juliet", invited lecture, Department of Drama and Theatre at University College Cork and Theatre Development Center (Fall - 2012)
Stanivukovic Goran. "The Future of Queer Times and Early Modern Lives", Invited lecture (Spring - 2012)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Imagination and the Style of Limning in Shakespeare’s Sonnets", Invited lecture, The Shakespeare Institute (Spring - 2012)
Stanivukovic Goran. "The Lovely Boy of Shakespeare’s Sonnets and The Young Man of Italian Portrait Miniature", international conference “Framing and Reframing Shakespeare” (Fall - 2011)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Gaveston in Ireland: The Casting of Queer Brotherhood in Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II", International conference “Dublin: Renaissance City of Literature” (Fall - 2011)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Queer Early Modern Temporality", Keynote, international conference “Time Binds” (Fall - 2011)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Stirred by a painted beauty’: Shakespeare’s Sonnets and the Visual Poetics of Male Youth in the 1590s", Invited lecture, School of English (Spring - 2011)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Unfolding the Moor: Othello and Mediterranean Romance", Invited lecture, Columbia University Shakespeare Lecture (Winter - 2011)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Othello and Counterplay", Keynote, “Borderlines”, the 15th international postgraduate conference in early modern studies, (Spring - 2011)
Stanivukovic Goran. "The Cold Music of Herta Müller", Invited lecture: The 2009 Nobel Prize Lecture Series, Saint Mary’s University (Spring - 2010)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Framing Futures in Shakespeare", international conference “Time and Shakespeare" (Fall - 2009)
Stanivukovic Goran. "The Prenovel", American Comparative Literature Association (Spring - 2009)
Stanivukovic Goran. "2. Feb. ca. 1602’: Twelfth Night and Service", Invited lecture, The University of King’s College and Dalhousie University (Winter - 2009)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Othello and Mediterranean Romance", international conference “Shakespeare, Translation, and Transmediation" (Fall - 2008)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Othello and the Mediterranean Prenovel", Invited lecture, Department of Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade (Fall - 2008)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Youth in Hamlet", Invited lecture, Department of English, Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade (Fall - 2008)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Twelfth Night and the Mediterranean Romance", International Conference: Shakespeare and the Eastern Mediterranean (Fall - 2006)
Stanivukovic G. "The Future of Queer Historiography", International Conference: Queering History (Winter - 2006)
Stanivukovic G. "Interior Plots", Shakespeare Association of America (Spring - 2004)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Brave Emotions in Antony and Cleopatra", The Shakespeare Association of America (Spring - 2003)
Stanivukovic G. "Global Exchanges in Renaissance Mediterranean: Trading Knowledge in Orhan Pamuks’s Novels My Name is Red and The White Castle", International conference Modernism and Modernity in the Mediterranean (Fall - 2003)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Cruising the Mediterranean in Early Modern Prose Romances", Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (Fall - 2002)
Stanivukovic G. "Beyond Sodomy", The Shakespeare Association of America (Winter - 2002)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Illyria Revisited: Shakespeare and the Eastern Adriatic", VII Congress of the International Shakespeare Association (Spring - 2001)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Kidnapped Maidens and Forsaking Lovers in Popular Prose Romances of the English Renaissance", Shakespeare Association of America (Spring - 2000)
Stanivukovic Goran. "The Geographical Romance: Mapping Erotic Fictions in Early Modern England", Conference: Material Culture and Cultural Materialism in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (Winter - 1999)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Kepler in the Rear-View Mirror: Postmodernism and the Curriculum in Arts and Sciences", Invited Lecture (Spring - 1998)

Editorial Work

Stanivukovic Goran. (Ed.) (2013) Shakespeare and the New Aestheticism: Space, Style, and Text.

Other Publications

Stanivukovic Goran. "Knights in Arms: Masculinity, Prose Romance, and Fictions of Eastern Mediterranean Trade in Early Modern England, 1565-1655 " (Fall - 2015)
Stanivukovic Goran. "“Shakespeare in Serbia”, "
The Greenwood Shakespeare Encyclopedia: Life, Work, and Legacy, gen. ed. Patricia Parker (forthcoming) (Fall - 2015)
Stanivukovic Goran, Vitkus Daniel. "“Shakespeare and the Mediterranean” "
The Greenwood Shakespeare Encyclopedia: Life, Work, and Legacy, gen. ed. Patricia Parker (forthcoming) (Fall - 2015)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Shakespeare’s Early Styles"
Monograph in preparation for Cambridge UP (Fall - 2015)
Stanivukovic Goran. "English Renaissance Tragedy, co-authored with James H. Cameron"
In preparation for Edinburgh UP (Fall - 2015)
Stanivukovic Goran. "Romance Writing in English Literature (1340-1940)"
Edited volume of essays for McGill-Queen’s University Press (Fall - 2015)
Stanivukovic G. "Remapping the Mediterranean World in Early Modern English Writings, New York and Houndsmills" (Winter - 2007)

Service: Institutional Committees

University Board of Governors, 2014/03 - None (Member)
Faculty of Arts Curriculum Committee, 2011/03 - None (Member)
Faculty of Arts Student Advising Committee, 2008/03 - 2010/03 (Member)
University Senate, 2007/03 - 2010/03 (Member)
Saint Mary’s University—Giessen University Partnership and Exchange Committee, 2007/03 - 2009/03 (Member)
Department of English, 2007/03 - 2008/03 (Acting Chair)
University Budget Committee, 2007/03 - 2009/03 (Member)
Faculty of Arts Executive Committee, 2007/03 - 2009/03 (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Organizer (Conference and Research Seminar), Queer Shakespeare”, research seminar at the Shakespeare Association of America 2014/03 - 2014/03
Organizer (Conference and Research Seminar), “Romance: Places, Times, Modes”, international conference, University College Cork 2012/01 - 2012/01
Organizer (Conference and Research Seminar), “Sources and Directions in Shakespeare”, international conference, University College Cork, 2011/01 - 2011/01
Co-Organizer (Conference and Research Seminar), “Queering Ireland” (co-organized with Séan Kennedy), Saint Mary’s University, Halifax 2009/01 - 2009/01
Organizer (Conference and Research Seminar), “The 1590s Style”, Research Seminar at the Shakespeare Association of America, Washington 2008/03 - 2008/03
Peer member of adjudicating panel, Committee for International Conferences, Congresses, and Workshops. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 2008/03 - 2009/03
External Peer Reviewer , Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Standard Research Grants and Conference Grants) 2001/03 - 2009/03
Press reader, Various Publishers 1994/03 - Present
Assessor for journal article submissions , Various Journals 1994/03 - Present
External assessor of applications for tenure and promotion to Associate and Full professors, Various Universities 1994/03 - Present