Björn Quiring is assistant professor at the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature at the Free University of Berlin and a postdoctoral research fellow of the research group “The Role of Nature in Conceptualising Political Order: Ancient - Medieval - Early Modern” at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. He is the author of “Shakespeare’s Curse: The Aporias of Ritual Exclusion in Early Modern Royal Drama” (Routledge, 2013). Currently, he is working on a study on the topic of “Nature as First and Last Judgment in Milton, Wordsworth and Joyce”.

He has edited the volume “ʻIf Then the World a Theatre Present…’: Revisions of the Theatrum Mundi Metaphor in Early Modern England” (De Gruyter, 2014) and other anthologies. Further publications include articles on Vitruvius, Shakespeare, Milton and Joyce.