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Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler

Dr. Skerpan-Wheeler

Professor

Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler joined the Department of English in 1983.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.A., English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • A.B. magna cum laude, English, Miami University

Contact Information

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Political rhetoric
  • History of rhetoric
  • Visual rhetoric

Courses Commonly Taught

  • Milton (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • Late Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • Shakespeare

Selected Publications

  • "The Logical Poetics of Paradise Regained." Huntington Library Quarterly 76 (2013): 35-58.
     
  • Editor, Life Writings.  2 vols. The Early Modern Englishwoman:  A Facsimile Library of Essential Works, 1500-1750, Series II:  Printed Writings, 1641-1700:  Part I.  General Editors Betty S. Travitsky and Patrick Cullen.  Aldershot:  Ashgate, 2001.
     
  • The Rhetoric of Politics in the English Revolution, 1642-1660.   Columbia, MO.: Univ. of Missouri Press, 1992.
     
  • “Early Political Prose.”  In A Companion to Milton.  Ed.  Thomas N. Corns.  London:  Blackwell, 2001.  263-78.
     
  • "The First 'Royal': Charles I as Celebrity." PMLA 126. 4 (2011): 912-34.
     
  • “William Dugard.”  Dictionary of Literary Biography.  Vol. 281.  British Rhetoricians and Logicians, 1500-1660.  2nd series.  Ed. Edward Malone.  New York:  Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2003.  77-84.  
     
  • “John Milton.”  Dictionary of Literary Biography.  Vol 281.  British Rhetoricians and Logicians, 1500-1660.  2nd series.  Ed. Edward Malone.  New York:  Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2003.  188-200.  
     
  • "Sir Francis Bacon."  Dictionary of Literary Biography.  Vol. 236.  British Rhetoricians and Logicians, 1500-1660.  1st series.  Ed. Edward Malone.  New York:  Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2001.  12-39.

Professional Organizations

  • Discipline Representative for Rhetoric, Renaissance Society of America, 2015-2017