Chris R. Kyle 

Associate Professor of History, 145 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA


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HST 111 Early Modern Europe

HST 231 History of England


Dympna Callaghan, Dean's Professor in the Humanities (spouse)


Chris R. Kyle is an Associate Professor of History at Syracuse University. He has edited two books, Parliament, Politics and Elections (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and with Jason Peacey, Parliament at Work (Boydell and Brewer, 2002). He is currently completing a monograph entitled Theatre of State: Parliament and Political Culture in early Modern England for Stanford University Press (forthcoming, 2011). He is the author of over a dozen articles on sixteenth and seventeenth century English history and has held fellowships from the Huntington Library (San Marino, California), the Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington DC) and Hughes Hall, Cambridge University. In 2006 he received a Meredith Teaching Award and has continued to develop a wide range of courses on British history, focusing on the Tudor and Stuart period. In November 2005 he organized a symposium at the Folger Shakespeare Library commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot. He also co-directed an exhibition at the Folger on ‘Breaking News: Renaissance Journalism and The Invention of the English Newspaper’ (2008-9). In the last three years he has presented papers in London, Cambridge (England), Venice, New York, Pasadena, Washington DC and Syracuse. Delving into the realms of literary history, he has recent articles on Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (co-authored with Dympna Callaghan, Dean’s Professor of the Humanities) and Henry VIII. In 2007 he was appointed the chief editor of The Works of Francis Bacon, vol. vii, (Oxford University Press). His current research interest is early modern proclamations.