Department of English

Keith Botelho

Professor of English

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
English Building (EB 440), Room 277
Phone: 470-578-2242


Professor of English 

Teaching at Kennesaw State since 2006

Education: Ph.D., University of New Hampshire (2006)

Specializations: Shakespeare, Renaissance Women Writers, Early Modern Drama, Critical Animal Studies

Courses Regularly Taught: ENGL 4340: Shakespeare, ENGL 4372: English Renaissance Literature, ENGL 4230: Theory-Based Studies in Literature, ENGL 3232: Shakespeare on Film, ENGL 2172: Survey of British Literature to 1660

Most Recent or Most Important Publications: Renaissance Earwitnesses: Rumor and Early Modern Masculinity (NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); "Winstanley and Post-Revolutionary Soil." Ground-Work: English Renaissance Literature and Soil Science. Ed. Hillary Eklund (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2017). 117-128; “Honey, Wax, and the Dead Bee.” Early Modern Culture 11 (2016). Holly Dugan and Karl Steel, Eds. 99-113; “Thinking with Hives.” Object Oriented Environs. Eds. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Julian Yates (New York: Punctum Books, 2016). 17-24; “The Beasts of Belmont and Venice.” Ecological Approaches to Early Modern English Texts: A Field Guide to Reading and Teaching. Eds. Lynne Bruckner, Jennifer Munroe, and Edward J. Geisweidt (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2015). 71-80. “Credibility and Truth in Oroonoko.” Approaches to Teaching Behn’s Oroonoko, Eds. Cynthia Richards and Mary Ann O’Donnell (NY: MLA, 2013); “Maternal Memory and Murder in Early-Seventeenth-Century England.” Studies in English Literature 48:1 (Winter 2008): 111-130; “‘Look on this picture, and on this’: Framing Shakespeare in William Wells Brown’s The Escape.” Comparative Drama 39:2 (Summer 2005): 187–212.

Forthcoming: "Occult Testimonies in John Aubrey’s Miscellanies.” Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Biannual Journal of English Renaissance Studies. Forthcoming Fall 2017.


Little Beasts: Bees, Man, and the Renaissance Culture of the Hive (monograph);

Lesser Living Creatures: Insect Life in the Age of Thomas Moffet. Co-editor with Joseph Campana. A collection of scholarly essays on insects and the early modern world.


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