Office: Humanities 1109
Bernard received both a B.A. and an M.A. in English at Hofstra University before coming to Stony Brook. His research interests include Early Modern Literature, with particular interests in Elizabethan-Jacobean Drama and Epic Poetry. His work approaches literature through the lens of the political discourses of the 16th and 17th centuries, with a particular eye toward the development of capitalism and private property in England during these periods. He is currently interested in historical materialist approaches to literature and philosophies of history, primarily as they pertain to the work of Shakespeare, Milton, and their contemporaries.