A specialist in Shakespeare and early modern studies, Jonathan Baldo regularly offers courses in Elizabethan and Jacobean Shakespeare and Shakespeare's history plays. A secondary interest in twentieth-century literature and culture has led him to develop courses in modern and contemporary poetry and film studies, and seminars on James Joyce, William Faulkner, and Toni Morrison at the Eastman School of Music. At the River Campus, he has offered graduate courses in the romantic movement and the theory of the novel for the departments of English and Modern Languages and Cultures, respectively.
His most recent book explores ways in which both a growing sense of nationhood and the Protestant Reformation challenged accepted ways of construing remembering and forgetting in Shakespeare’s second sequence of history plays. His other recent work links parliamentary and theatrical representation in Shakespeare's histories. A forthcoming collection of essays co-edited with Isabel Karremann, Forms of Faith: Literary Form and Religious Conflict in Early Modern England, explores ways in which textual and dramatic works staged the suspension of religious allegiances and adopted a pragmatic rather than polemical handling of religious plurality.