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Anthony Brano

Dr. Anthony Brano

Associate Professor of English, Director of Writing Program and Writing Center


School of Arts and Sciences



Office Location:

Library, 105

Office Hours:

Fall 2023
  • Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11AM; 12:30-1:30PM
  • Also available by appointment; check course syllabus for Zoom link

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., English, Fordham University
  • M.A., English, Southern Connecticut State University
  • B.A., summa cum laude, English, minor in Creative Writing, Southern Connecticut State University

Professional Experience

Georgian Court University
  • Associate Professor, 2022-present
  • Assistant Professor, 2015-2022
Courses Taught at GCU
  • EN106: Essentials of Academic Writing II
  • EN111: Academic Writing and Research I
  • EN112: Academic Writing and Research II
  • EN114: American Literature Since 1865
  • EN221: Honors Argument: Rhetoric and Research
  • EN250: The Power of Grammar
  • EN313: Medieval Literature
  • EN316: Seventeenth Century Literature
  • EN318: Romantic Literature
  • EN430: Senior Seminar II
  • GEN199: Discovering Self in the Big Universe

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Restoration and Eighteenth Century
  • English Political History
  • Early Modern Theatre
  • Book History
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • “I Will Keepe None of There Bastardes”: The Violence of Scarcity in Ben Jonson’s Every Man Out of His Humour.” In Boundaries of Violence in Early Modern England. Eds. Samantha Dressel and Matthew Carter, Routledge, 2023. 55-75.
  • “Sherlock’s Irregulars: The Writing Center as Liminal Space” Response: The Journal of Popular and American Culture. November 2021.
  • “Illustrating and Performing Antony and Cleopatra in the Eighteenth Century.” In Canonising Shakespeare: Stationers and the Post-1640 Book Trade. Eds. Emma Depledge and Peter Kirwan, Cambridge UP, 2017. 63-78.
Conference Presentations
  • “Insidious Trauma and the Violence of Scarcity in Ben Jonson’s Every Man Out of His Humour.” Shakespeare Association of America. Virtual Conference, April 2021.
  • “Aphra Behn: Legal Eagle?” Shakespeare Association of America. Denver, CO, April 2020.
  • “Sherlock Re-Centered: How the Baker Street Irregulars (Writing Center Tutors) Occupy Liminal Space.” Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association. Pittsburgh, PA, November 2019.
  • “Reflecting on Successes: The Meaningfulness of a Writing Center in Its Fourth Year.” The 35th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Writing Centers Association. Danbury, CT, March 2019.
  • “Mandating Writing Center Appointments for Skills-Development Students.” The 34th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Writing Centers Association. Worcester, MA, March 2018.
  • “Wartime Trauma and Religious Oppression in William Davenant’s 1674 Macbeth.” Shakespeare Association of America. New Orleans, LA, March 2016.

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