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Elizabeth Bobo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, 2005
P.O. Box 44691
Lafayette LA 70504
Griffin 140
Phone: 337-482-5509
E-mail: elizabeth.bobo@louisiana.edu
Teaching Interests:
Seventeenth Century Studies, British Literature before 1800, Milton, Donne, Shakespeare, Middleton, Jonson, Prophetic Women Writers, Poetry, Drama, English Civil War Print Culture, Canon Formation, History of the Book Studies, and Composition
Selected Publications
“Spectator Advertising, Popular London Theater, and Paradise Lost as English Cultural Identity.” In Spectacle, Sex and Property in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture. Ed. Julie Chappell and Kamille Stanton. New York: AMS Press, Inc., in press, 2013.
The State of Innocence and Paradise Lost: The Politics of Adaptation.” In Approaches to Teaching the Works of John Dryden. Ed. Lisa Zunshine and Jayne Lewis. New York: MLA Press, in press, 2012.
“‘Chaf’d Muscatts Pores’: The Not-So-Good Mistress in Donne’s ‘The Comparison.’“ ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews 25.3 (2012) 168-174.
“ John Donne’s Eighteenth-Century Reputation: A Case of Publisher Neglect. ” John Donne Journal, under review, 2012.
Paradise Lost for the Pocket: The 1711 Index and the English Canon.” Discoveries 28.1 (2011): Online Publication of the SCRC, no pagination.
“First Quran in English (1649): Rhetorical Uses of Islam and Early Modern Orientalism,” Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, to be submitted, 2012.
“Marketing Milton: Publishers, Politics, and a National Literary Canon, 1641-1776” contributes to both print culture and Milton studies by revealing how Milton’s promoters popularized the author and established his epic in a canon promoting an English national identity with which readers from various social ranks and political affiliations could identify.
Biographical narrative:
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in French Literature from Reed College, Professor Bobo received a master’s degree at Claremont Graduate University and taught writing at local community colleges before going to the American University in Cairo where she taught composition for four years, learned Arabic, and traveled throughout the Middle East and Europe. Upon her return to the States, Professor Bobo taught writing for three years at Scripps College while finishing her dissertation. She was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellowship to study at Ohio State University which allowed her to investigate representations of Islam in early modern print culture. She currently lives, loves, and works in Lafayette and Chicago.

Document last revised Thursday, December 6, 2012 10:35 AM

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