Dr. Amelia ZurcherMarquette University
Sensenbrenner Hall, 002MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America(414) firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor of English and Director, University Honors Program
My teaching and scholarship focus on Renaissance and seventeenth century British literature. I am particularly interested in genre, historiography, narrative, and gender.
My book Seventeenth-Century English Romance: Allegory, Ethics, and Politics was published by Palgrave in 2007. I edited Judith Man’s Epitome of the Historie of Faire Argenis and Polyarchus for the Early Modern Englishwoman Series from Ashgate Press, and have published articles on a variety of topics in early modern literature.
I teach courses in sixteenth and seventeenth century British literature, including Shakespeare, studies in genre, and studies in gender and literature. As Director of Marquette’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program, I also teach the Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies and the program capstone course.
- Gender Studies
- Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British Literature
- Literary Theory
- Feminist Theory
“The Trauma of Self: Hannah Allen and Seventeenth-Century Women’s Spiritual Writing,” Early Modern Trauma, eds. Cynthia D. Richards and Erin Peters. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2021.
“Life Writing in the Irish-English Boyle Family Network,” Women’s Life Writing and Early Modern Ireland,” eds. Julie Eckerle and Naomi McAreavey. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2019.
- "Politics,” The Ashgate Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature,eds. Sean Keilen and Nicholas Moschovakis. New York: Routledge, 2017, 190-202
"Civility and Extravagance in Timon of Athens and Urania," Mary Wroth and Shakespeare, eds. Paul Salzman and Marion Wynne-Davies. London: Routledge, 2014, 95-112.
- "The Political Ideologies of Revolutionary Prose Romance," The Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution, ed. Laura Lunger Knoppers, Oxford University Press, 2012, 551-66.
- Serious Extravagance: Romance Writing in Seventeenth-Century England," Literature Compass 8/6, 2011, 376-89.
"The Narrative Turn Against Metaphor: Metonymy, Identification, and Roger Boyle's Parthenissa," in Go Figure: Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World, ed. Judith Anderson and Joan Pong Linton (NY: Fordham University Press, 2011), 73-90.
- Seventeenth-Century English Romance: Allegory, Ethics, and Politics. Palgrave, 2007.
- An Epitome of the Historie of Argenis and Poliarchus (1640), by Judith Man. For the series The Early Modern Englishwoman. Ashgate Press, 2003 (editor).
- “Rethinking the Renaissance Image of Virtue: Ethics and the Politic Agent of Early Seventeenth Century Prose Romance.” English Literary Renaissance 35 (2005): 74-101.
- “Untimely Monuments: Stoicism, History, and the Problem of Utility in The Winter’s Tale and Pericles.” English Literary History 71 (2004): 903-27.
Honors and Awards
- Marquette University Teaching Excellence Award, 2008
- Mellon Fellowship, Newberry Library, 2002-3
- Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, 1993-4
- George C. Marshall Scholarship, 1987-9
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