- Piers Brown (Early Modern, grad. '09, supervisor Elizabeth Harvey) has been appointed to a tenure-track position at West Virginia University. Piers moves to WVU from a SSHRC post-doc at University of York in England.
- Awarded the John Donne Society Award for a Distinguished Publication in Donne Studies (2011)
- Awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of York (U. K.)
“Donne’s Hawkings.” Studies in English Literature
49, 1 (Winter 2009): 67-85.
“ ‘Hac ex consilio meo via progredieris’; Courtly Reading and Secretarial Mediation in Donne’s The Courtier’s Library.” Renaissance Quarterly
61, 3 (Fall 2008): 833-866. (Winner of a Distinguished Publication Award from the John Donne Society and reprinted in John Donne and the Metaphysical Poets
, ed. Harold Bloom.)
“ ‘ That full-sail voyage’: Travel Narratives and Astronnomical Discovery in Kepler and Galileo.” Forthcomg in The Invention of Discovery
, ed. James Fleming (Ashgate Press).
Doctoral Thesis: “Donne and the Siderius nuncius
: Astronomy, Metaphor and Method in 1611.”
Postdoctoral Project: “Donne at the Margins: the situation of literate work in early modern England.”
Early modern literature, especially poetics, rhetoric and metaphor; literature and science, astronomy, optics, and visual culture; book history and the history of knowledge
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