Arul Kumaran

  • Associate Professor, Department Head English
  • St. Thomas More College
  • 1437 College Drive Saskatoon, SK S7N 0W6
  • Phone: 306.966.8900
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Education | Research Interests | Research Projects | Selected Publications
Teaching Responsibilities | Administrative Responsibilities


  • M.A. (University of Madras, India)
  • M.Phil. (University of Madras, India)
  • Ph.D. (University of Saskatchewan)

Research Interests

  • Early Modern English Pamphlets
  • Shakespeare
  • Renaissance Courtesy Literature

Research Projects

  • Shakespeare and Magic
  • Subversion and the Renaissance Ghost
  • Courtesy and the Early Modern Subject

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • "Netherworld Messengers:  Subversion in the Elizabethan Satiric Pamphlet," Renaissance and Reformation, forthcoming, summer 2012.
  • "Satiric Mimicking in Henry Chettle's Kind Hartes Dreame," Studies in Philology, forthcoming, summer 2012.
  • “Robert Greene’s Martinist Transformation in 1590.”  Studies in Philology 103.3 (2006): 243-63.
  • “Patronage, Print, and an Early Modern ‘Pamphlet Moment.’” Explorations in Renaissance Culture 31.1 (2005): 59-88.
  • “‘Hereafter suppose me the said Roberto’: Greene’s Groatsworth of Wit as an Allegorizing Pamphlet.”  Yearly Review 10 (2001): 29-46.
  • “Poison and Magic: Shakespeare’s Representation of Nature and Nurture.”  Paper presented in Congress 2009, Ottawa, May 2009.
  • “Ghosts and Subversion in Renaissance Drama.”  Paper presented in Congress 2007, Saskatoon, May 2008.
  • “The ghost and the Echo: Civility in Hamlet and A Passage to India.” Paper presented in a workshop in Shakespeare Association of America Convention, San Diego, April 2007.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Eng 406: Topics in 17th Century Literature in English: Print Culture and the Birth of Journalism (2009 Fall)
  • Eng 221 (formerly 321).6: Shakespeare
  • CMRS 201.6: Introduction to Themes and Approaches (2007-08)
  • Eng 110: Introduction to Literature and Composition
  • Eng 113.3: Readings in Narrative

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member, STM Strategic Plan Steering Committee
  • Member, Research Committee, Dept. of English, U of S