Mark Dahlquist

I’m a Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where I work with faculty and students in the departments of English and Media, Journalism and Film. I’m interested in helping students and faculty members easily locate and use the most pertinent and useful information and tools in their scholarly and creative projects.

I have extensive and varied experience as a teacher and researcher, having worked as Lecturer in Illinois and as a Assistant Professor in Mississippi. In 2018 I joined the University Libraries at Miami, where I support student and faculty research and creative work in the humanities and social sciences. My Ph.D. in English Literature and M.S. in Library and Information Science are both from the University of Illinois.

My research interests relate to creativity and information-seeking in libraries and to early modern and contemporary discourses of error and misinformation. Current projects include revisions of my book with a working title of Scandalous Things: Iconophobia from the English Renaissance to the British Civil Wars, and an article describing the results of a human-subject research study on library instruction and creativity in undergraduate writing.

Selected publications include:

  • Hamlet and the Snare of Scandal.” Shakespeare Quarterly 69, no. 3 (2018): 167-187.
  • “Strange Love: Funerary Erotics in Romeo and Juliet,” in Sexuality and Memory in Early Modern England , edited by John Garrison and Kyle Pivetti. New York: Routledge, 2015.
  • “Love and Technological Iconoclasm in Robert Greene’s Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay.” ELH 78, no. 1 (2011): 55-77.

I hope you’ll contact me to discuss your teaching or research needs or interests. My office is 205 King Library and I can be reached at 513-529-8494 or