Andrés Irigoyen

Andrés Irigoyen
Cohort Year: 2020
Research Interests: Renaissance and Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare studies, Literature and Philosophy, Cultural Materialism, the evolving conceptual register of work, play, and fatigue
Education: AA-T, Mt. San Antonio College; BA, University of California Berkeley


My work seeks to extrapolate early modern questions of will and exertion to the philosophical and political nexus of work and play, particularly as it manifests in Renaissance drama. Drawing from Shakespeare criticism and cultural materialist accounts of Renaissance theatre, I have focused on the language of fatigue, exhaustion, and physical limitation as crucial elements in the conceptual collapse, for both actors and audiences, of labor and leisure, seeking also to understand the political import thereof.

Teaching Experience

  • Mt. SAC Writing Tutor (Spring/Summer 2017)
  • UC Berkeley Writing Tutor and Workshop Facilitator (2017-2019)