Professor & Chair of English
B.A., Smith College
Paula Loscocco writes mostly about John Milton and early women writers. She teaches courses in early modern and eighteenth-century literature, classical and biblical traditions, composition, and English teaching and careers. Her current research explores the writing life in Milton, Katherine Philips, Phillis Wheatley and Mary Montagu.
- "'You who in your selves do comprehend all': Notes Toward a Study of Queer Union in Katherine Philips and John Milton." Women's Writing 23 (2016).
- Phillis Wheatley's Miltonic Poetics. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
- "'You do not know me': Reading and Rights in Mansfield Park." In Marcia Folsom and John Wiltshire, ed., Teaching Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature (MLA, 2014), 223-32.
- "Royalist Reclamation of Psalmic Song in 1650s England." Renaissance Quarterly 64 (2011): 500-43.
- Katherine Philips (1631/32-1664): Printed Works 1651-1729. 3 vols. Ashgate, 2007.
- "Inventing the English Sappho: Katherine Philips' Donnean Poetry." Journal of English and Germanic Philology 102 (2003): 59-87. Reprinted with new introduction in David L. Orvis and Ryan Singh Paul, ed., The Noble Flame of Katherine Philips (Duquesne UP, 2015), 153-86.
- "'Not Less Renown'd Than Jael': Heroic Chastity in Samson Agonistes." Milton Studies 40 (2001): 181-200.