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Dr. James Seth is currently an Associate Professor of English at Central Washington University. He teaches courses on Shakespeare, early modern drama, maritime literature and culture, poetry and poetics, and gender and sexuality. He is also a faculty member in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at CWU. 

As a researcher, he has published on topics including early English shipboard performance, Shakespeare and oceanic folklore, and early modern maritime visual art. 

His first book, Maritime Musicians and Performers on Early Modern English Voyages: The Lives of the Seafaring Middle Class, was published by Amsterdam University Press in June 2022. He is currently working on several book projects: "Shakespeare's Sea Dogs: Oceanic Knowledge on the Early Modern English Stage" and "A History of Dramatic Performance at Sea: Naumachiae to Floating Festivals"


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