Milton; Seventeenth-Century British Literature; Cognitive Theory; Poetry
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331
Office: (269) 387-2620
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 and Milton Studies, and has articles forthcoming on representations of consciousness in seventeenth-century narrative and on the significance to cognitivist literary criticism of the philosopher Susanne K. Langer.
Her current project is a book about British verse narrative from Beowulf to The Broken Word.
Dr. Bradburn publishes a blog on leadership, pedagogy, literature and other topics from a zen buddhist perspective at http://printlessfeet.blogspot.com/.