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DANIEL VITKUS, Associate Professor, B.A. University of Wisconsin (1983), M.A. Oxford University (1986), and Ph.D. Columbia University (1992). Vitkus specializes in cross-cultural texts, travel literature, Renaissance drama, and the cultural history of early modern England. He taught at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, before moving to Florida. He is the editor of Three Turk Plays from Early Modern England (Columbia UP, 2000) and Piracy, Slavery and Redemption: Barbary Captivity Narratives from Early Modern England (Columbia UP, 2001), and he is the author of a book called Turning Turk: English Theater and the Multicultural Mediterranean, 1570-1630 (Palgrave, 2003). He is currently co-editing the Bedford Texts and Contexts edition of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra and working on a study titled Islam and the English Renaissance (contract with Routledge).

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