Dr. Edward McLean Test joined the faculty of the Department of English at Boise State University in 2008. He has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California-Santa Barbara, an M.A. in English Literature, with an emphasis in Creative Writing, from Portland State, and a B.A. from Carleton College. Dr. Test's current book project, titled 'Consuming the Americas: Myths, Markets and the New World Environment, 1500-1700', is an interdisciplinary study of England’s material and textual appropriation of the New World environment and culture in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He is also an active translator both from Spanish to English, and English to Spanish, and a published poet.
"A Dish Fit for the Gods": Mexica Sacrifice in De Bry, Las Casas, and Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar', Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011)
One of the common denominators in the etchings of De Bry's multivolume America is corporal...
Making New World Publics: Botanical Studies in Sixteenth-Century Europe, Early Modern Culture (2010)
When Christopher Marlowe's Faustus sells his soul to the devil in exchange for all the...
Fata Morgana (2004)
Poems: English and Spanish on facing pages; prefatory matter in Spanish.
Contributions to Books
Joshua Sylvester, The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature (2012)
Amerindian Eden: The 'Divine Weekes' of Du Bartas, Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (2011)
When Izaak Walton writes in The Compleat Angler (1655) about the "truths by Du Bartas...
Seeds of Sacrifice: Amaranth, the Gardens of Tenochtitlan and Spenser’s Faerie Queene, A Companion to the Global Renaissance: English Literature and Culture in the Era of Expansion (2009)
'The Tempest' and The Newfoundland Cod Fishery, Global Traffic: Discourses and Practices of Trade in English Literature and Culture from 1550 to 1700 (2008)
Alter-Colonial Shakespeare: Julius Caesar and Mexica Sacrifice, The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800/University of California-Santa Barbara (2011)