Berkeley English Lecturers and Postdocs

Alan H. Nelson

Alan H. Nelson


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Professional Statement

Alan H. Nelson is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His specializations are paleography, bibliography, and the reconstruction of the literary life and times of medieval and Renaissance England from documentary sources. His most recent solo publication are Monstrous Adversary: The Life of Edward de Vere, Seventeenth Earl of Oxford (Liverpool University Press, 2003). He is also one of four editors of the recently-published Oxford, Records of Early English Drama, 2 vols. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004). (The other editors are John R. Elliott, Jr.; Alexandra F. Johnston; and Diana Wyatt.)

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Selected Publications and Papers Delivered
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Current Research
I am currently engaged in reconstructing English Renaissance libraries, including that of the Londoner Humphrey Dyson (1582?-1633).

English Department Classes

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