Heather Dubrow

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John D. Boyd, SJ Chair in the Poetic Imagination;
Director, Reading Series, Poets Out Loud

BA and PhD, Harvard University

Research and Teaching Interests: Early Modern/Renaissance literature, especially lyric poetry and Shakespeare; creative writing; critical approaches focusing on form, especially genre; on gender, and on historicized analyses

  • Heather Dubrow is the author of seven scholarly books, most recently Deixis in the Early Modern English Lyric: Unsettling Spatial Anchors Like "Here," "This," "Come" (Palgrave Pivot) and The Challenges of Orpheus: Lyric Poetry and Early Modern England (Johns Hopkins). Her other publications include a collection of her own poetry, Forms and Hollows (Cherry Grove Collections), a co-edited collection of essays, an edition of As You Like It, and articles on early modern literature, teaching, and policies and challenges in higher education. Another collection of her poetry, entitled Lost and Found Departments, is forthcoming from Cornerstone Press. Building bridges between critical approaches has long been one of her goals, and in particular she engages in what is sometimes termed New Formalism, which traces the interactions between form in its many senses and concerns of recent scholarship, such as material and historical analysis. Among Heather Dubrow’s interdisciplinary interests is the relationship between visual and literary arts. She is director of the Poets Out Loud reading series. Her work in professional organizations has included the presidency of the John Donne Society and membership in the Modern Language Association Executive Council and several of its other committees; she is currently vice-president of the International Network for the Study of Lyric (INSL).