Elizabeth A. Bradburn

Elizabeth A. Bradburn

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Dr. Elizabeth A. Bradburn

Associate Professor
Milton; Seventeenth-Century British Literature; Cognitive Theory; Poetry

Mailing address

Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331

Office: (269) 387-2620


917 Sprau


Ph.D., Boston College, 2004

Beth Bradburn holds a B.A. from Amherst College, where her poetry won the Collin Armstrong Prize and the MacArthur-Leithauser Travel Award, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Boston College. She has taught at Tufts University and Wake Forest University. At Western, she teaches British Literature I, Studies in Verse, The Nature of Poetry, and English Renaissance Literature.

Her doctoral dissertation, a portion of which appeared as an essay in Comparative Drama, is on Milton and theater. She has published articles on cognitive approaches to literature in SEL, Milton Studies, and The Emergence of Mind, edited by David Herman (Nebraska, 2011). Her current project is a book about narrative poetry.

Dr. Bradburn is an editor at the journal Comparative Drama.


Department of English
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Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331 USA
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