Christopher Warren-Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

Christopher Warren

Assistant Professor, English

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


I specialize in Renaissance literature as it relates to questions of politics, law, international political thought, and intellectual history.

My current book project investigates Renaissance literature’s complex and often-neglected contributions to the history of international law by reading Renaissance poets including Shakespeare, Donne, Grotius, and Milton in the dual contexts of literary history and the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century formation of international law.

Additional interests include rhetoric, historical poetics, and digital humanities.  Before arriving at CMU in 2010, I was a Harper-Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor of Humanities at the University of Chicago.

I teach various courses in Renaissance Studies for the English BA, for the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Literary and Cultural Studies, and for the interdisciplinary Global Studies major. I am also involved in the Pittsburgh Medieval and Renaissance Studies Consortium (PCMRS).