Daniel F Gates

Associate Professor of English
Department of English
Arts & Behavioral Sciences
Academic and Student Affairs

SVSU Main Campus
Science East 166


Professor Gates specializes in early modern English literature, particularly Shakespeare. He teaches Introduction to Literary Studies (201), Writing Interpretive Papers (301), Literature of Great Britain to 1660 (311), and Survey of Shakespeare (315), among other courses. His research focuses on the religious controversies of early modern England, discourses of religious freedom, the performance of gender on the stage and in the streets of early modern London, and cinematic adaptations of Shakespeare.


Doctor of Philosophy
University Notre Dame


  • “The Law Made Flesh: St. Paul’s Corinth and Shakespeare’s Vienna.” Christianity and Literature 62.4 (2013): 511-30.
  • “The Roaring Boy: Contested Masculinity on the Early Modern Stage.” Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 46.1 (2013): 43-54.
  • “Unpardonable Sins: The Hazards of Performative Language in the Tragic Cases of Francesco Spiera and Doctor Faustus.” Comparative Drama 38 (2004): 59-81.
  • “The Presence of Religion in Early Modern Cultural Studies.” Literature Compass (Seventeenth Century) 1 (2003): 1-6.