Daniel L. Wright, Ph.D.
Professor of English; Director of the Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre
Department of Humanities
Office: The Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre, GRW 319 & 320
B.A., Valparaiso University
M.Div., The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
M.A., Valparaiso University
Ph.D., Ball State University
Dr. Daniel Wright has been a member of the Concordia University faculty since 1991. He is the author of the acclaimed book, The Anglican Shakespeare; co-editor, with Richard Whalen, of the Oxfordian Shakespeare Series of commentaries on the Shakespeare plays; the editor of Discovering Shakespeare: A Festschrift in Honour of Isabel Holden; and the author of scholarly articles and reviews in publications such as The Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, Studies in the Novel, International Fiction Review, The Sixteenth Century Journal, The Elizabethan Review, The Oxfordian, Harper's and Germany's Neues Shakespeare Journal. He currently is completing The Gothic Antichrist and The Collapse of the Christian Paradigm, a work that explores the inversion of sacred iconography and rhetoric in 19th-century Gothic fiction that accompanied the collapse and overthrow of the Christian faith in post-Enlightenment Britain. He teaches Shakespeare, British Literature, The Gothic Novel, The European Novel, Rhetorical Approaches to Literature and Culture, and a number of other popular courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Professor Wright is the Director of Concordia Universityâ€™s Richard Paul and Jane Roe Shakespeare Authorship Research Centre through which he convenes the annual Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference, the world's largest academic symposium dedicated to the investigation of the origins of the works by the writer who called himself Shakespeare. He is the Faculty Advisor to the Alpha Beta Rho chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society; and he is the university's Faculty Marshal for the College of Theology, Arts and Sciences. He lectures worldwide, leads study-abroad tours, and has directed the residential study program for CU in the United Kingdom. He is a passionate supporter of Concordia University soccer and - unrelated to CU - an avid supporter of FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC.
- Shakespeare Authorship Studies Conference, directed & founded by Dr. Wright