Professor Emeritus of English
Harry Keyishian is Professor Emeritus of English at FDU and also Director of Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, publishers of scholarly books.
His published books are Screening Politics: The Politician in American Movies, 1931-2001 (2003); The Shapes of Revenge: Victimization, Vengeance, and Vindictiveness in Shakespeare (1995; reissued in paperback, 2003); Critical Essays on William Saroyan (1995); and Michael Arlen (1975). His articles and reviews have appeared in a number of journals and his essays in several published books.
He is very proud of the 30 to 40 books published each year by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. He can be reached at The Gatehouse at the College at Florham at 973-443-8564.
His current research project is a study of punishment theory in the Renaissance and its relationship to the ways rewards and punishments are distributed in the drama of the period. His essay "Punishment Theory in the Renaissance: The Law and the Drama" appears in the volume Shakespeare and the Law, edited by Paul Raffield and Gary Watt (Hart Publishing, 2008). His article "Henry de Bracton, Punishment Theory, and Shakespearean Closure" appears in the journal Law and Literature 20:3 (Fall 2008).
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Harry Keyishian came to Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1965, after teaching at the University of Buffalo, the Bronx Community College, City College, and the University of Maryland Overseas Program. He is married to Marjorie Keyishian, who also teaches at FDU, and has four very accomplished daughters.