Clifford Werier, Emeritus

Clifford Werier
BA Honours (Concordia University)
MA  (University of Toronto)
PhD (University of Toronto)






Clifford Werier was a Professor of English at Mount Royal University, where he taught Early Modern Literature since 1987. He is the editor of Shakespeare and Consciousness (Palgrave, 2016) and of Much Ado About Nothing for the Internet Shakespeare Editions. His recent publications investigate the phenomenology of time across media in the processing of Shakespearean jokes and the application of meme theory to the spread of contagious ideas in Coriolanus. He is the editor of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Interface (2021), a collection which focuses on the ways in which the interface features of page, screen, stage and other media influence Shakespearean cognition and understanding. He is also the co-author of three composition textbooks for Nelson Canada.