Catharine E Gray

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Seventeenth-century British literature, seventeenth-century war poetry, early modern women's writing, feminist and critical theory, and Milton.

African American Studies, American, later, Theory & Criticism

Courses Taught

I teach advanced and survey courses in American and African American literature. I also teach discovery courses for new students that incorporate different forms of media like newspapers, television shows (cartoons and sketch comedy), and contemporary fiction.

Recent Publications

Gray, C. E. (2016). Republics. In S. Broomhall (Ed.), Early Modern Emotions: An Introduction (Early Modern Themes). New York: Routledge.

Gray, C. E. (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.

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). New York: Rodopi. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789401210232_009

Gray, C. E., & Murphy, E. (Eds.) (2014). Milton Now: Alternative Approaches and Contexts. (Early Modern Cultural Studies). New York: Palgrave. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137383105

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