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Juliet Fleming

Associate Professor of English ; Director of the MA Program and Graduate MA Admissions

Ph.D. 1990 (English), University of Pennsylvania; B.A. 1982, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Office Address: 

244 Greene Street room 811 New York, NY 10003

Office Hours: 

Fall 2015: Tuesdays 11:30-12:30, Wednesdays 11:00-12:00





Areas of Research/Interest: 

Renaissance literature and culture; history of the book; literary theory; theories of writing.

External Affiliations:

Modern Languages Association, the Renaissance Society of America, the Shakespeare Society of America.


Juliet Fleming is the author of Graffiti and the Writing Arts of Early Modern England (2001), and Cultural Graphology: Writing After Derrida (forthcoming Chicago, 2016).  With Bill Sherman and Adam Smyth she is editor of The Renaissance Collage, a special issue of The Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (45:3, September 2015) that describe that processes of cutting, dismantling, and reassembling printed books in the early modern period. Read the issue here. 

Fleming is the Director of the MA Program in English and American Literature, and was the recipient of a Golden Dozen Teaching award in 2014. Her teaching interests are in Renaissance literature and literary theory.  She believes that there is no way to study Derrida’s writing—or, for that matter, Renaissance literature—other than by reading it closely, and she welcomes students to her classes who have no prior knowledge of either.  In Spring 2016 she is team-teaching a graduate seminar with Lisa Gitelman, 'The Social History of Paper'.


Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award for Graffiti and the Writing Arts of Early Modern England; Ahmanson/Getty Fellowship, Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of California, Los Angeles; Junior Fellowship, Society of Fellows, Harvard University.

Graffiti et arts scripturaux à l’aube de la modernité anglaise. Trans. Jean-François Caro. Les presses du réel, 2011.

Graffiti and the Writing Arts of Early Modern England.  London: Reaktion; and Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.

Taxidermies: the Work of Peter Briggs (catalogue).  Tours, 2007.

Updated on 11/04/2015