Bradley Ryner

Ross-Blakley Hall 170C
PO Box 871401
TEMPE
Associate Chair, Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0302

Biography

Bradley D. Ryner is the author of Performing Economic Thought: English Drama and Mercantile Writing, 1600-1642 (University of Edinburgh Press, 2014) and the co-editor, along with Darlene Farabee and Mark Netzloff, of Early Modern Drama in Performance: Essays in Honor of Lois Potter (University of Delaware Press, 2014).  He is currently working on a book about questions of ontology and agency in early English drama.  His teaching interests include: Shakespeare and Renaissance drama; British literature to 1700; drama as a genre; literary theory and cultural studies.

Ryner is an associate professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University. 

Education

Ph.D. University of Delaware

Research Interests

sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama, history of economic thought, Actor Network Theory, questions of ontology and agency in early English texts and society.

Publications

  • Bradley D. Ryner. Performing Economic Thought: English Drama and Mercantile Writing, 1600-1642. (2014).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. Anxieties of Currency Exchange in Middleton and Rowley's The Changeling. Money, Morality, and Culture in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (2010).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. Not by Record but by Discourse: The Emergence of 'Economics' as a Genre. Elizabethan and Jacobean England: Sources and Documents of the English Renaissance (2010).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. Review of Revenge of a King, performed by the Black Theatre Troupe, Phoenix, AZ (8-25 Jan. 2009). Shakespeare Bulletin (2009).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. "Commodity Fetishism in Richard Brome’s A Mad Couple Well Matched and its Sources". Early Modern Literary Studies (2008).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. The Panoramic View in Mercantile Thought: Or, A Merchant's Map of Cymbeline. Global Traffic: Discourse and Practices of Trade in English Literature and Culture from 1550 to 1700 (2008).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. Review of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night by the Russian Theatre Confederation, directed by Declan Donnellan, 2006 US Tour. Shakespeare (2007).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. King Lear as Performed by the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC in 2000. King Lear: Shakespeare in Performance (2007).
  • Bradley Ryner. "Exchanging Battle: Objective and Subjective Conflict in The Battle of Maldon". English Studies (2006).
  • Ryner, Bradley David. Entries on: English Shakespeare Company, Michael Gambon, Globe Reconstructions, Terry Hands, Robert Hardy, Alan Howard, William Hutt, James Earl Jones, Julia Marlowe, Helen Mirren, Motley, Adrian Noble, Old Vic, Antony Sher, Nicol Williamson, Peter Zadek. The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2001).

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 534 Studies in Renaissance Lit
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
ENG 534 Studies in Renaissance Lit
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
ENG 502 Contemporary Critical Theories
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
ENG 321 Shakespeare
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ENG 423 Renaissance Drama
ENG 534 Studies in Renaissance Lit

Presentations

  • Bradley D. Ryner. 'Sir Giles Feeds High': Refiguring Usurious Bodies in Renaissance Drama". SAA Seminar, Shakespeare and Usury, directed by David Hawkes (Apr 2009).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. Pictures, Factors, and Mediators: Making and Seeing Knowledge on the Renaissance Stage. Early Modern Theater and Knowledge Production Symposium (Nov 2008).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. God, the Gift, and the Economic in Emperor of the East. SAA Seminar, Religion and Economics in Early Modern England, directed by Blair Hoxby and Aaron Kitch (Mar 2008).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. Change, Exchange, and Challenges to Sovereignty in Middleton and Rowley's The Changeling. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference (Feb 2008).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. "Brome's Queen's Exchange and the Royal Exchange". SAA Seminar, Richard Brome and Caroline Drama, dir. Elinor Lowe and Lucy Munro (Apr 2007).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. Respondent for discussion of money and morality. Trading Values Symposium (Mar 2007).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. "What the poor country gives: Labor and Value in Massigner's The Emperor of the East". Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies Conference (Feb 2007).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. "From Shylock to Cymbeline: New Directions for Shakespearean Economic Criticism". Invited Lecture, Northern Arizona University (Nov 2006).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. "Economic Allegory in The Staple of News". SAA Seminar, Ben Jonson: New Directions, dir. Martin Butler (Apr 2006).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. "Merchandizing Exchange in Brome's The Queen's Exchange". Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies Conference (Dec 2005).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. "Mapping Value in Cymbeline". SAA Seminar, Global Traffic: Discourses and Practices, dir. Roze Hentschell and Barbara Sebek (Mar 2005).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. "Allegorical Consumption: Jonson's Staple of News and Mercantile Discourse". Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies Conference (Nov 2004).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. "Staging Consumption in Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts". Blackfriars Playhouse Conference (Oct 2003).
  • Bradley D. Ryner. "The Problems of Performing Othello's Epilepsy". Blackfriars Playhouse Conference (Oct 2001).