Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Office: Alumni 103
Dr. John S. Gatton, Professor of English, teaches courses in early British literature, Shakespeare, modern dramatic literature, and occasional classes in Vampire literature, Lord Byron, and Oscar Wilde. His publications include essays on Byron as poet, prose writer, and playwright; Delacroix and Byron; Wilde; staging violence in Medieval drama; the history of theatre in Louisville; religion on the Broadway stage 1900-2005; American drama 1970-present; theatre reviews for Shakespeare Quarterly; and a book on literary Paris in the 1920s. He has also directed eleven plays for Bellarmine’s Theatre Program. He acted with companies in South America, Dublin, and Paris, and, for ten summer seasons with the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival.