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Stuart Davis

Senior Lecturer & Weiss Provost's Teaching Fellow (Retired)


Stuart Davis joined Cornell’s English Department in 1984, having taught at Yale, CUNY, and Orange County Community College. He teaches undergraduate courses in Shakespeare and the Twentieth Century, Apocalyptic Fictions, Crime Fiction, Reading as Writing,  Philosophic Fictions, the Great Cornell American Novel, and The Mystery in the Story. He mentors graduate student instructors in their teaching of first-year and advanced writing courses.


  • Literatures in English

Graduate Fields

  • English Language and Literature


  • Early modern drama
  • Shakespeare and receptions of Shakespeare
  • Narrative theory
  • The literature of philosophy
  • News media
  • Teaching with technology


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