Faculty Biographies

Timothy Turner

Timothy Turner

Associate Professor


Office: SMC C245A
Phone: 941-359-4209



Timothy A. Turner is associate professor of English at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus specializing in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. His published essays and reviews have appeared in the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Studies in English Literature and Culture 1500-1900, and the Sixteenth Century Journal, among others. Before coming to USF, he was the recipient of an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Writing at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and a Presidential Excellence Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010.


  • “Making the Moor: Torture, Sleep Deprivation, and Race in Othello.” Chapter 4 in Forming Sleep: Representing Consciousness in the English Renaissance, ed. Margaret Simon and Nancy Simpson-Younger, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2020, pp. 89–108.
  • “Executing Calyphas: Gender, Discipline, and Sovereignty in 2 Tamburlaine.” Explorations in Renaissance Culture, vol. 44, no. 2, 2018, pp. 141–156.
  • “‘Paint me in my gallery’: Time, Perspective, and the Painter Addition to The Spanish Tragedy.” Chapter 15 in Shakespeare and the Visual Arts: The Italian Influence, ed. Michele Marrapodi, Routledge, 2017, pp. 290–311.
  • “Othello on the Rack.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, vol. 15, no. 3, 2015, pp. 102–136.