Seventeenth-century British literature, seventeenth-century war poetry, women's writing, feminist and sexuality studies, early modern political theory, critical theory, and Milton.
I teach advanced and survey courses on women's literature, early modern literature, Shakespeare, and Milton. My honors and graduate seminars have included courses on war literature from the classics to the contemporary moment; the relations between sexual and state politics in the early modern periods; Renaissance temporalities and sexualities; and gender and women's literature.
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Professor, English
Gray, C. E., & Murphy, E. (Eds.) (2014). Milton Now: Alternative Approaches and Contexts. (Early Modern Cultural Studies). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137383105
Gray, C. (2007). Women Writers and Public Debate in 17th-Century Britain. ( Early Modern Cultural Studies). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230605565
Gray, C. (2022). Mapped in Blood: Civil War and the Israelite State in Abraham Cowley’s Davideis. Modern Philology, 120(2), 161-185. https://doi.org/10.1086/721668
Gray, C. E. (2016). Republics. In S. Broomhall (Ed.), Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction (Early Modern Themes). Routledge.
Gray, C. (2015). Katherine Philips and the Post-Courtly Coterie. In D. L. Orvis, & R. S. Paul (Eds.), The Noble Flame of Katherine Philips: A Poetics of Culture, Politics, and Friendship (pp. 41-63). Duquesne University Press. https://muse.jhu.edu/book/43398
Gray, C. (2015). Review: E. Scott-Baumann's Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry, and Culture, 1640-1680. Modern Philology, 112(4), E319-E321. https://doi.org/10.1086/679341
Gray, C. E. (2014). Tears of the Muses: 1649 and the Lost Political Bodies of Royalist War Elegy. In M. R. Wade (Ed.), Gender Matters: Discourses of Violence in Early Modern Literature and the Arts (pp. 133-154). (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft; Vol. 169). Brill | Rodopi. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789401210232_009