Barbara Kiefer Lewalski

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Barbara Kiefer Lewalski (born 1931) is an American academic, an authority on Renaissance literature particularly known for her work on John Milton.[1] Since 1983 she is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English Literature and of History and Literature at Harvard University.

Life[edit]

Lewalski graduated B.S.E. at Emporia State University in 1950 and A.M. in 1951, Ph.D. in 1956 at the University of Chicago.[2] She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1967.[3]

Works[edit]

  • Milton's Brief Epic (1966)
  • Protestant Poetics and the Seventeenth-Century English Lyric (1979)
  • Paradise Lost and the Rhetoric of Literary Forms (1985)
  • Writing Women in Jacobean England (1993)
  • The Polemics and Poems of Rachel Speght (1996) editor
  • The Life of John Milton: A Critical Biography (2000)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Raymond, Joad (2002-04-19). "Milton lost in single-mindedness". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  2. ^ "English". Harvard University. Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  3. ^ "All Fellows". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Amy Boesky, Mary Thomas Crane (editors) (2000), Form and Reform in Renaissance England: Essays in Honor of Barbara Kiefer Lewalski