Nathaniel Hodes

Teaching Interests

Composition; Early Modern Literature; Urban Studies

Research Interests

early modern poetry and logic; proof and justification; tactical urbanism

Professional Memberships

  • Northeast Modern Language Association 2015 - Present
  • Renaissance Society of America 2013 - Present
  • Shakespeare Association of America 2008 - Present
  • Modern Language Association 2007 - Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2015, Postdoctoral Fellowship in University Writing, Brandeis University
  • 2009, Vanessa Redstone Dissertation Fellowship, Brandeis University
  • 2009, University Prize Instructorship, Brandeis University
  • 2007, Artie Bruce Ross Endowed Fellowship, Brandeis University
  • 2003, Graduate Student Teaching Fellowship, Brandeis University
  • Publications

    Presentations

  • Hodes, N. L. (2023). “Generative AI and Critical Reading & Writing” Presented at the EMS Critical Reading and Writing Committee EMS Summer Writing Workshop Waltham, MA
  • Hodes, N. L. (2022). “"Keeping Company with Prospero/Prospera in Pandemic Performance"” Presented at the Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) Shakespeare Association of America 50th Annual Meeting Jacksonville, FL (hybrid)
  • Hodes, N. L. (2021). “"Logical Women in Early Modern English Fiction"” Presented at the Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Renaissance Society of America Virtual 2021 Conference Virtually over Zoom
  • Hodes, N. L. (2021). “"Close Reading Formal Apparatus of Lyric"” Presented at the Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) Shakespeare Association of America 49th Annual Meeting Virtually over Zoom
  • Hodes, N. L. (2021). “Rubrics / Salve: Using Blackboard Rubrics for Ease and Clarity of Assessment” Presented at the EMS Writing and Communication Committee Expository Writing Spring Workshop Waltham (held virtually over Zoom)
  • Hodes, N. (2019). Presented at the EMS Research and Pedagogy Committee EMS Research Roundtable Workshop Bentley University
  • Hodes, N. L. (2019). “From the Street to the Class and the Technology in-between: The Urban Site Analysis Assignment” Presented at the UMass Boston Writing Department Engaging Practices Conference UMass Boston
  • Hodes, N. L. (2016). “A Process Model for Identifying the Stakes of Undergraduate Writing” Presented at the UMass Boston Engaging Practices Conference Boston, MA
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Committee Chair for Critical Reading and Writing Committee 2023 - Present
  • Committee Member for Critical Reading and Writing Committee 2022 - 2023
  • Critical Writing Summer Placement Exam Reader for Critical Writing Summer Placement Exam Review 2017 - 2023
  • Committee Member for Writing and Communication Committee 2017 - 2022
  • Task Force Member for EXP101 Teaching and Resilience Working Group 2020 - 2020
  • First-year Academic Orientation Department Representative for First-year Student Academic Orientation - 2017
  • University Service


  • Mentor (Faculty) for Bentley Car Club 2019 - Present
  • Academic Integrity Hearing Panel Member for Academic Integrity Office - 2023
  • Committee Member for Nominations Committee 2018 - 2019
  • Academic Integrity Hearing Panel Member for Academic Integrity Office - 2018
  • Professional Service


  • Reviewer, Textbook for Cambridge Shakespeare Editions Panel 2022 - Present