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Catharine E Gray

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research Interests

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


Courses Taught

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

Highlighted Publications

Gray, C. E., & Murphy, E. (Eds.) (2014). Milton Now: Alternative Approaches and Contexts. (Early Modern Cultural Studies). Palgrave Macmillan.

Gray, C. (2007). Women Writers and Public Debate in 17th-Century Britain. ( Early Modern Cultural Studies). Palgrave Macmillan.

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Recent Publications

Gray, C. (2022). Mapped in Blood: Civil War and the Israelite State in Abraham Cowley’s Davideis. Modern Philology, 120(2), 161-185.

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.

Gray, C. (2015). Review: E. Scott-Baumann's Forms of Engagement: Women, Poetry, and Culture, 1640-1680. Modern Philology, 112(4), E319-E321.

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.

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