B.A., Amherst College, 1996 (English)
M.A., Cornell University, 1999 (English)
M.F.A., Cornell University, 1999 (Poetry Writing)
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2004 (English)
Began at Purdue North Central
Courses Taught Recently
I also regularly review books on Renaissance literature and local performances of early modern drama.
Hecht, Paul J. “Letters for the Dogs: Chasing Spenserian Alliteration” Spenser Studies Vol. 25 (2010): 263–285.
Hecht, Paul J. “Volpone, or, the Fox.” Shakespeare Bulletin Vol. 29, no. 4 (Winter 2011): 672–74.
“Negative Aesthetics: Rosalind, Adorno, and the Shepheardes Calender,” in panel sponsored by Spenser at Kalamazoo, 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 2012.
“G. Gascoigne: Elizabethan Almost-Sonneteer,” in “Petrarch in England,” panel at Renaissance Society of America annual meeting, Venice, Italy, April, 2010.
“Persuasion, Character, and Fairie Queene Book 3,” in “Spenser and Character,” panel sponsored by the International Spenser Society, Modern Language Association annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA December, 2009.
Dr. Hecht is director of PNC’s Spring Play at Mainstreet Theatre, Michigan City