Colby Gordon

Assistant Professor of Literatures in English
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Phone 610-526-5413
Location English House 210


Areas of Focus

Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, trans studies, queer theory, law and literature, religion and literature.


Colby Gordon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Literatures in English at Bryn Mawr College. With Simone Chess and Will Fisher, he edited a special issue of the Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies on early modern trans studies, the first published collection to bring the conceptual vocabulary of trans studies into the analysis of gender in early modern literature and culture. In 2022, the Shakespeare Association of America named his essay "A Woman's Prick" the winner of its Innovative Article Award. His first book, Glorious Bodies: Trans Theology and Renaissance Literature, is forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press (2024). He is currently at work on a second monograph entitled The Trans Debate and the Jewish Question.