Elizabeth H. Sagaser
Associate Professor of English
Ph.D. Brandeis University
Areas of Expertise
- poetry and poetics
- early modern English literature, culture and thought
- Emily Dickinson and 19th-c. American culture and politics, literary transmission
- history of ideas, cognitive studies
Courses Currently Teaching
|EN115F A||English Composition: Voices in Medical Ethics|
|EN172 B||The English Seminar|
|EN264 A||Comparative Studies: Emily Dickinson and English Poetry|
|EN297 A||Poetry and the Nature of Being|
|EN314 A||17th-Century Literature and the Natural World|
Other Courses Taught
|EN493||Lyric Self and Other (senior seminar)|
|EN413||Shakespeare in 19th c. America|
|EN314||17th-century Poetry and Politics|
|EN265||British Literary History I (1580-1830)|
"The Renaissance, 1500-1660," article in "England, Poetry of." The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Fourth ed., Roland Greene, et. al. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012), 414-420, 428.
"Elegiac Intimacy: Pembroke's 'To the Angell Spirit of the Most Excellent Sir Philip Sidney,'" The Sidney Journal 23 (2005): 111-132.
"Flirting with Eternity: Teaching Form and Meter in a Renaissance Poetry Course,"Renaissance Literature and the Questions of Form, ed. Mark Rasmussen (New York: Palgrave at St. Martin's Press, 2002), 185-206.
"'Sporting the While': Carpe Diem and the Cruel Fair in Samuel Daniel's Delia and The Complaint of Rosamond," Exemplaria 10 (1998): 145-170.
"Shakespeare's Sweet Leaves: Mourning, Pleasure, and the Triumph of Thought in the Renaissance Love Lyric," ELH 61 (1994): 1-26.
"'Gathered in Time': Form, Meter (and Parentheses) in The Shepheardes Calender," Spenser Studies 10 (1992): 95-107.
"Poetry, the First Milk," The Chronicle of Higher Education (2/11/2011, Vol. 57 Issue 23): B11-B13
"Holding Infinity in the Palm of Your Hand," Tennis, (March 2007, Miller Sports Group LLC): 90-94.
"'No Proper Sphere' for Mum, but She Made One for Me," The Chronicle of Higher Education, Sect.2, Aug.10, 2001, B5.
Double review: Pamela S. Hammons, Poetic Resistance: English Women Writers and the Early Modern Lyric (Hampshire, England: Ashgate, 2002) and Sidney L. Sondergard, Sharpening Her Pen: Strategies of Rhetorical Violence by Early Modern English Women Writers (Selinsgrove: Susquehanna UP; London: Associated UP, 2002), Renaissance Quarterly 57.1 (2004): 339-341.
Helen Vendler, The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets (Harvard UP, 1997), Sixteenth Century Journal 29 (1998): 858-860.
Barbara Estrin, Laura: Uncovering Gender and Genre in Wyatt, Donne, and Marvell (Duke UP), Renaissance Quarterly 51 (1998): 310-311.
"Easter Bunny," The Southern Review 40 (2004): 478; "Sometimes" "I Will," The Southern Review 36 (2000): 534-536; "Eve of Conception (I)," "Eve of Conception (II)," Chicago Review 38 (1992): 65-6; "Love Without Poems,"Prairie Schooner 65 (1991): 115-116.
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