Abraham Stoll, PhD

Abraham Stoll
Phone: (619) 260-7535
Office: Founders Hall 175B

Special Assistant to the Provost/CAS Dean for Workload Pilot, and Professor, English

  • Ph.D., Princeton University, English
  • B.A., Yale University, English

Abe Stoll is a core member of the MFA faculty, teaching Shakespeare and serving as dramaturg in our productions. In recent years he has worked on Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Visit, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like it, Pericles, and Measure for Measure. His scholarship focuses on Renaissance and early modern English literature, including the books Milton and Monotheism (Duquesne 2009) and Conscience in Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge 2017). He is also the General Editor of the Five-volume edition of Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, and is currently editing John Milton’s Paradise Lost for Broadview Press. He received his PhD from Princeton University, and has taught at the University of San Diego since 2000.

Areas of Interest

Stoll teaches a number of courses in the early modern period, including Renaissance Poetry, Literature and Culture of the Renaissance, Milton, and Shakespeare. And he teaches more broadly in the English Department, including Critical Reading and First Year Writing. Stoll is also Affiliated Faculty in the Old Globe and USD Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, teaching Shakespeare and serving as dramaturg.