On leave 2013-2014
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.
Renaissance, John Donne.
"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.