Gabriel Lonsberry

Assistant Professor
111 Stone Center              

Dr. Lonsberry joined the Department of English in the fall of 2021 after earning his Ph.D. and working as a Lecturer at Purdue University. His specialty is early modern drama—particularly that of Shakespeare—and his research focuses on Shakespeare’s plays in performance at the court of King James I. Additional research interests include Ben Jonson and the Stuart court masques, as well as Prince Henry Frederick’s impact on Stuart court culture. Some recent essays are “The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, and Dramatic Absolutism on the Stuart Court Stage,” published in ELH, and “‘The purchase is to make men glorious’: Pericles on the Stuart Court Stage,” soon to be published in The Shakespearean International Yearbook. When he is not teaching, Dr. Lonsberry enjoys listening to, researching, and podcasting about music, as well as recording music of his own.

Gabriel Lonsberry

Courses Taught

  • EH 101 English Composition I
  • EH 102 English Composition II
  • EH 201 American Literature I: Beginnings to 1865
  • EH 203 British Literature I: Beginnings to 1800
  • EH 406 Shakespeare
  • EH 562 Studies in Shakespeare


  • Ph.D. in English from Purdue University in 2020
  • M.A. in English from University College London in 2013
  • B.A. in English from University of South Florida in 2011

Other Responsibilities

  • Literature Survey Committee
  • Shakespeare Project Liaison
  • Recruitment and P.R. Committee