Assistant Professor of English
Edward “Mac” Test is an Assistant Professor of English at Boise State University. He received his PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2008. He has published two essays on the consumption of New World plants and animals: “The Tempest and The Newfoundland Cod Fishery,” in Global Traffic, 1550 to 1700, (Palgrave, 2008) and “Seeds of Sacrifice: Amaranth, the Gardens of Tenochtitlan and Spenser’s ‘Faerie Queene’” in A Companion to the Global Renaissance, 1550-1660 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). Mac has three forthcoming essays: “Amerindian Eden: the Divine Weeks of Du Bartas,” in the book collection, Environmentalism for the 21st Century (Routledge Press 2011); “Making New World Publics: Botanical Studies in Sixteenth Century Europe,” Early Modern Culture (2010); and “Anatomy of Sacrifice: Theodore de Bry’s America, Bartolome de Las Casas Defense of the Indians, and Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar,’” in The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011). His book project, currently titled Consuming the Americas, explores the material exploitation of the New World environment by European society. Mac is also an active translator and poet. He is author of the bilingual book of poetry Fata Morgana (El Tucán de Virginia, Mexico, 2004), and three books of poetry translated from English into Spanish. He is currently working on a book translation of the Chilean poet, Raúl Zurita.