Elizabeth H. Sagaser
Associate Professor of English
A.B. Brown University
Areas of Expertise
- poetry and poetics, cognitive literary studies
- early modern English literature and history
- Emily Dickinson, transatlantic 19th c.
- history of ideas
Courses Currently Teaching
|EN200 A||Foundations of Literary Studies|
|EN200 B||Foundations of Literary Studies|
|EN313 A||Poetry and Power in the English Renaissance|
|EN493N A||Seminar: 17th-century Literature and the Natural World|
Other Courses Taught
|EN493||Poetry and Cognition (senior seminar)|
|EN413||Shakespeare in 19th c. America|
|EN314||17th-c. Literature and the Natural World|
|EN264||Emily Dickinson & English Poetry|
|EN297||Poetry and the Nature of Being|
"’Tis Centuries - and yet’": Teaching Dickinson and the Presence of the Past."Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin (31.2 / Nov.-Dec. 2019).
"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.
“Denouncing the Demagogue, Aloud and Together,” Colby Echo, March 17, 2016.
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; Additional poems in Chicago Review and Prairie Schooner
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