Christopher Highley

Christopher Highley

Christopher Highley

Professor, Department of English


558 Denney Hall
164 W. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH

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  • Ph.D. Stanford University

Chris Highly specializes in Early Modern literature, culture, and history. Author of books: Shakespeare, Spenser, and the Crisis in Ireland (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Catholics Writing the Nation in Early Modern Britain and Ireland (Oxford University Press, 2008), and co-editor of Henry VIII and his Afterlives (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Currently working on two unrelated projects: the posthumous image of Henry VIII, and the history of the Blackfriars neighborhood in early modern London.


  • Renaissance
  • The posthumous image of Henry VIII
  • The London Blackfriars neighborhood, its theaters, and religious life, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries