Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


Nicholson, Eric

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor



Professor Nicholson earned his Ph.D. from Yale University and his M.A. from Warwick University, England. His teaching appointments have included Purchase College, SUNY (with tenure), and in Florence with Syracuse University and New York University. A specialist in early modern European theatre, he brings to the classroom the experience of an actor and director. He has performed various Shakespearean roles, and has directed numerous theatrical productions, among them A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest, The Illusion, and The Mandragola. Among his publications, he has co-edited, with Robert Henke, Transnational Exchange in Early Modern Theater (Ashgate Press, 2008), and contributed chapters to the same and several other volumes as well as to scholarly journals. He has been awarded several fellowships, including a Fulbright in England, and has received a distinguished teaching award in the Liberal Studies Program, New York University, and the Outstanding Humanities Faculty Award from Purchase College.