Timothy Crowley

Timothy Crowley

Associate Professor
Renaissance English Literature

Office: RH 234
Email: tcrowley@niu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, College Park; 2009
  • M.A. University of Maryland, College Park; 2004
  • B.A. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; 2000

Professional Interests

  • Renaissance English Literature
  • Religion and Politics
  • Classical Tradition and Renaissance Reception
  • Renaissance Spanish Literature

Selected Awards

Calvin and Rose G. Hoffman Prize for a Distinguished Essay on Christopher Marlowe, The King’s School, Canterbury (December 2007, for “Arms and the Boy”).

Selected Publications

  • Feigned Histories of Secret Marriage: Love, Law, and Politics in Sidney’s Arcadia and Spanish Chivalric Romance [book in progress].
  • "The Lady of May and The Four Foster Children of Desire." The Oxford Handbook of Philip Sidney, ed. Catherine Bates (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2024).
  • "Sidney and Politics." The Oxford Handbook of Philip Sidney, ed. Catherine Bates (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2024).
  • "Sidney and Finch's Noxotexnia (Art of Law): Religion, Politics, and Patronage?" Review of English Studies 72 no. 306 (2021): 663-85.
  • "Philosophizing the Amadís Cycle: Feliciano de Silva, Jacques Gohory, and Philip Sidney," in Iberian Chivalric Romance in English Translation, ed. Leticia Álvarez-Recio (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 2021), 137-57.
  • "Sidney's Legal Patronage and the International Protestant Cause." Renaissance Quarterly 71.4 (2018): 1298–1350.
  • “Neoplatonic Love Logic in Feliciano de Silva’s Amadís de Grecia (1530).” Intertexts 20.1 (2016): 1–24.
  • “A Protestant Pilgrim in Rome, Venice, and English Parliament: Sir John Wray.” Renaissance Papers 2015 (2016): 105–29.
  • "Contingencies of Literary Censorship:  Anglo-Spanish Diplomacy and Amadís de Gaula in January 1569.” Sixteenth-Century Journal (2015): 891-926.
  • “Diplomacy, Money, and Sidney’s Four Foster Children of Desire.” Sidney Journal 33.2 (2015): 27-60.
  • “More's 'Neck' in Robinson's Translation of Utopia (1551 and 1556).” Notes and Queries 62.1 (2015): 39-42.
  • “New Light on Philip Sidney and Elizabethan Foreign Policy” [review essay]. Sidney Journal 32.2 (2014): 85-94.
  • “Sireno and Philisides: The Politics of Piety in Spanish Pastoral Romance and Sidney’s Old Arcadia.” Studies in Philology 110.1 (2013): 43-84.
  • “Arms and the Boy: Marlowe’s Aeneas and the Parody of Imitation in Dido, Queen of Carthage.” English Literary Renaissance 38.3 (2008): 408-38.
  • “An Englishman on the Grand Tour, 1604-06: John Wray’s Pilgrim’s Journal.” Ben Jonson Journal: Literary Contexts in the Age of Elizabeth, James, and Charles 9 (2002): 193-233. [annotated edition of Huntington Library Manuscript 60705]

Honors Faculty Fellow (2022-2023)

As an Honors Faculty Fellow, Professor Crowley will teach a seminar on the Ideas and Ideals in Classical Epic Poetry: Homer and Virgil in fall 2022 in the University Honors Program. The Honors Faculty Fellowship program identifies faculty eager to teach innovative, exciting seminars of interest to highly-motivated students from across the university.