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Dr. Bruce Edwin Brandt, an Emeritus Professor of English at South Dakota State University, has made notable contributions to the field of English Renaissance literature, with a primary focus on Shakespearean studies and Renaissance drama, prose, and poetry. This collection comprises various materials documenting Dr. Brandt's academic and professional endeavors, including committee memberships, syllabi, course outlines, exams, conference participation, research projects, and correspondence. These records provide valuable insights into Dr. Brandt's scholarly achievements and his on the academic community.

Historical Note

Dr. Brandt is an Emeritus Professor of English specializing in the English Renaissance, particularly Shakespearean studies and Renaissance drama, prose, and poetry. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1977, following his earlier academic pursuits with an M.A. and B.A. from the University of Denver in 1971 and 1969, respectively. Upon completing his doctoral studies, Brandt joined the faculty at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, in the fall of 1979. Throughout his tenure at SDSU, his expertise lies primarily in English Renaissance literature, with a particular focus on Shakespearean studies and Renaissance drama, prose, and poetry.

In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, Brandt has been actively involved in academic leadership and service roles at SDSU. He has served on various committees, contributed to departmental initiatives, and provided guidance and mentorship to students and colleagues alike.

Brandt's academic achievements have been recognized through various accolades and honors. He received the F.O. Butler Foundation Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 1992. In addition, Brandt was honored with the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Scholar award in 2015, further highlighting his scholarly achievements and impact.

Brandt has made significant contributions to academic discourse through his research and publications. His scholarly work includes numerous articles, books, and contributions to edited volumes, covering a wide range of topics within English Renaissance literature. Brandt's publications reflect his deep insights, rigorous scholarship, and commitment to advancing knowledge in his field. His research interests encompass a wide range of topics, from Marlowe studies to Shakespearean literature and beyond.

Content Notes

This collection encompasses a wide range of materials documenting various aspects of Dr. Brandt's academic and professional activities. It includes records of his involvement in academic committees, such as the Academic Senate, College of Arts & Science Computer Committee, and Technical Communication Committee. Additionally, the collection contains syllabi, course outlines, and exams for numerous English courses taught by Dr. Brandt, spanning from introductory to advanced levels. Other materials relate to Dr. Brandt's participation in conferences, research projects, sabbaticals, and his service on committees such as the European Studies Committee and the Charles Sewrey Faculty Colloquium. Furthermore, the collection includes correspondence, newsletters, and offprints of articles, providing insights into Dr. Brandt's scholarly contributions and professional engagements.

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