Elizabeth Bradburn

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Elizabeth A. Bradburn (Beth)
Associate Professor of English
(269) 387-2620
917 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5331
Mailing address: 
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331 USA
Office hours: 

By appointment only

  • Ph.D., English, Boston College, 2004
  • M.A., English, Boston College, 1997
  • B.A., English, Amherst College, 1987
Teaching interests: 
  • Milton
  • Seventeenth-Century British Literature
  • Cognitive Theory
  • Poetry

Dr. Beth Bradburn is an associate professor in the Department of English at Western Michigan University.

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 WMU, 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 social emotional learning literature in Milton Studies and The Emergence of Mind, edited by David Herman (Nebraska, 2011). Her current project is a book about narrative poetry.

Bradburn is the editor at the journal Comparative Drama.