Dale B. J. Randall
Professor Emeritus of English
Renaissance LiteratureProf. Randall has worked in 16th, 17th, and 20th century English Culture and 19th century U.S. Culture.A native Ohioan, he accepted an instructorship at Duke in 1957 and proceeded through the ranks, teaching and publishing, especially in 17th-century English literature, until his retirement in 1999. He has served variously as chair of the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Asst. and Assoc. Dean of the Duke University Graduate School, chair of The Duke Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Executive Committee of the Folger Institute of Renaissance and 18th Century Studies, Interim Director of Duke Drama, and chair of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference. His academic honors include a Duke Endowment Fellowship, an American Philosophical Society Award, an NEH Grant for publication, a Duke University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Grant, two Senior Fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. An annual Dale B. J. Randall Award for the Outstanding Undergraduate Essay in Dramatic Literature was established at Duke in 1999 and first awarded in 2000.
Randall, DBJ. Soliloquy of a Farmer’s Wife: The Diary of Anne Elliott Perrin (17 December 1917-31 December 1918). Athens: Ohio UP, 113 illust. xxxi, 384 pp, 1999.
Randall, DBJ. Winter Fruit: English Drama 1642-1660. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, xiv, 454 pp, 1995.
Randall, DBJ. Renaissance Papers 1990. Southeastern Renaissance Conference, 1991.
Randall, DBJ. Renaissance Papers 1989. Southeastern Renaissance Conference, 1990.
Randall, DBJ. Renaissance Papers 1988. Southeasteern Renaissance Conference, 1989.
Randall, DBJ. Renaissance Papers 1987. Southeastern Renaissance Conference, 1988.
Randall, DBJ. Renaissance Papers 1986. Southeastern Renaissance Conference, 1987.
Randall, DBJ. Renaissance Papers 1985. Southeastern Renaissance Conference, 1986.
Randall, DBJ. Theatres of Greatness: A Revisionary View of Ford’s "Perkin Warbeck". University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., 80 pp, 1986.
Randall, DBJ. Renaissance Papers 1984. Southeastern Renaissance Conference, 1985.
Randall, DBJ. "Avoiding Garrulity: An Introduction to Sir Edwin Sadleir and His Improvement of Cervantes's Don Quixote." STUDIES IN PHILOLOGY 106.4 (2009): 468-482.
Randall, DBJ. "Entry for Dudley, Fourth Lord North (1622-1677)." (2003).
Randall, DBJ. "An Annotated List of 17th-Century English Allusions to Cervantes." (2003).
Randall, DBJ. "Dudley North’s Observations and Advices Oeconomicall." (2003).
Randall, DBJ. "Tragic instance: The sequence of Shakespeare's tragedies." SIXTEENTH CENTURY JOURNAL 31.2 (2000): 615-617.
Randall, DBJ. "Image-making and image-breaking: Seeing The 'Minister's black veil' through a Miltonic glass, darkly." RESOURCES FOR AMERICAN LITERARY STUDY 23.1 (1997): 19-27.
RANDALL, D. "AMERICAN MAIRSY-DOTTINESS, FASTOLF,JOHN SECRETARY, AND THE LAW FRENCH OF A CAROLINE CAVALIER + POPULAR SONG VOCABULARY." AMERICAN SPEECH 70.4 (1995): 361-370. Full Text
RANDALL, D. "READING THE LIGHT IN LOVELACE THE 'GRASSHOPPER'." COLLEGE LITERATURE 16.2 (1989): 182-189.
RANDALL, D. "X-ME-NO-XS, SOME EXAMPLES (MAINLY FROM THE RENAISSANCE) OF THE NEOLOGIZING IMPERATIVE RETORT." AMERICAN SPEECH 64.3 (1989): 233-243. Full Text
RANDALL, D. "RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN ENGLAND AND SPAIN, TOPICAL ALLUSION AND HISTORY PLAYS - LOFTIS,J." RENAISSANCE QUARTERLY 41.4 (1988): 744-746. Full Text
Randall, DBJ. "Medieval and Renaissance." (1979).
Randall, DBJ. "Medieval and Renaissance Studies." (1976).