Adam Hooks
Subject Expert, Mark
Department of English 455 English Philosophy Building Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Adam Hooks is the Subject Specialist for Mark. In other words, he provides the expertise to insure Mark adequately reflects and interrogates early modern visual culture. Additionally, he is an Associate Professor of English with a joint appointment in the Center for the Book. Most recently, Adam wrote Selling Shakespeare: Biography, Bibliography, and the Book Trade (Cambridge University Press, 2016), which tells a new story about Shakespeare's life and career in print, a story centered on the people who created, bought, and sold books in the early modern period. This book offers a new kind of biographical investigation and historicist criticism, one based not on external life documents, nor on the texts of Shakespeare's works, but on the books that were printed, published, sold, circulated, collected, and catalogued under his name.