Perry Guevara, PhD

Assistant Professor, Division of Literature and Languages

Perry Guevara English Professor

Perry Guevara, PhD
Assistant Professor, Literature and Languages
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Location: Angelico 326


  • PhD in English, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • MA,  Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Research Interests

Perry Daniel Guevara is presently at work on a book project, Inhuman Depressions, which brings together sixteenth and seventeenth-century literature, cognitive science, the history of medicine, and ecology. Recent publications have appeared or are forthcoming in Early Modern Culture and Lesser Living Creatures: Insect Life in the Age of Thomas Moffett. His interdisciplinary approach to literature is motivated by past experience in biomedical research, studying, at first, the genetic basis of Parkinson’s Disease and, most recently, the narratives of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression.

A recipient of grants from the Fulbright, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Scholars Program in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research, he has shared his work at the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, the Hudson-Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, the Washington DC Queer Studies Symposium, and the Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group at the City University of New York. In October, he gave a talk, “Milton’s Root Brain: Minimal Cognition in the Garden,” at the Premodern Ecologies conference at the University of Colorado—Boulder. In March, he will give another, “Of Flyes: Moffett, Hooke, and Shakespeare,” at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America. Then, in April, he will share his research with a seminar, "Shakespeare and the Medical Humanities," at the Shakespeare Association of America. In the past, he has taught courses on expository writing, Shakespeare, film, and queer theory. This year, he looks forward to teaching composition, poetry, fiction, and early modern literature.