David J. Baker is Peter G. Phialas Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Between Nations: Shakespeare, Spenser, Marvell and the Question of Britain (1997) and On Demand: Writing for the Market in Early Modern England (2010). With Willy Maley, he is the co-editor of British Identity and English Renaissance Literature (2002) and, with Patricia Palmer, Early Modern Criticism in a Time of Crisis (2022). In 2021, he was a Fulbright fellow in Ireland.