Richard McCoy

rmccoy@gc.cuny.edu

Professor of English and Director, Honors in the Humanities Program. Stanford B.A., 1968; UC, Berkeley Ph.D., 1975.

Books:

Alterations of State: Sacred Kingship in the English ReFormation ( Columbia University Press, 2002); The Rites of Knighthood: Literature and Politics of Elizabethan Chivalry (University of California Press, 1989).

 

Courses:

Shakespeare and Film

 

Current Project:

“Faith in Shakespeare” detailing the links between shifts in ideas of communion in Reformation theology, what Coleridge calls “poetic faith,” and the experience of performance in Shakespeare’s plays.