Alex Block (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) teaches Renaissance literature. Her current research focuses on the period's non-dramatic literature, especially Renaissance lyric poetry; on theology; and on adaptation and intertextuality. She's also interested in lyric poetry as transhistorical genre.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching Interests

  • Renaissance
  • John Donne

Scholarly Interests

  • Renaissance literature
  • John Donn
  • Lyric poetry
  • Theology and literature
  • Adaptation
  • Intertextuality

Selected Publications

"Eucharistic Semiotics and the Representational Formulae of Donne's Ambassadors, in Renaissance Tropologies: The Cultural Imagination of Early Modern England, ed. Jeanne Shami, forthcoming from Duquesne University Press.

"Argument and 'Representation' in The Faerie Queene, Book III," co-authored with Eric Rothstein, Spenser Studies 19 (2004): 177-207.


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