Jeffrey Knapp

Professor of English

University of California, Berkeley

After graduate study at Berkeley, Jeffrey Knapp taught at Harvard for three years before returning to Berkeley in 1990. He chaired the Berkeley English department from 1996 to 1999 and received the campus’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2002. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEH Fellowship. His Shakespeare's Tribe (2002) won the Best Book in Literature and Language award from the Association of American Publishers, the Book of the Year award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature, and the Roland H. Bainton Prize for the Best Book in Literature from the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. Choice named his Shakespeare Only (2009) an Outstanding Academic Title of the year. Knapp is currently a member of the editorial boards for Representations and for Literature Compass.