office: 210 Tate Hall
Anne Myers specializes in the literature of Renaissance England, with a particular emphasis on the seventeenth century. Her book, Literature and Architecture in Early Modern England (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) explores literary and historical treatments of England's built environment in a variety of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century texts by a range of authors, including William Camden, Ben Jonson, Andrew Marvell, George Herbert, Anne Clifford, and John Evelyn. Other research interests include post-Reformation ecclesiology and local history, along with the rise of antiquarianism and amateur history in the post-Reformation period.
Anne's teaching interests include Shakespeare, Milton, Renaissance Drama, and seventeenth-century poetry and religious literature. She thinks about John Milton at least once a day, even during the summer.
- B.A. Pomona College (1994)
- Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (2005)
• Literature and Architecture in Early Modern England (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013)
• "Restoring 'The Church-porch': George Herbert's Architectural Style" ELR 40 (2010): 427-57
• "Father John Gerard's Object Lessons: Relics and Catholic Devotional Objects in 'Autobiography
of A Hunted Priest'" Catholic Culture in Early Modern England U of Notre Dame Press, 2008,
- "Construction Sites: The Architecture of Anne Clifford's Diaries" ELH 73 (2006): 581-600
- English 1210H: Introduction to British Literature (Honors)
- English 2166: Shakespeare for Beginners
- English 3117: "The Problem of Knowledge in Renaissance Drama"
- English 3200: Survey of British Literature to 1784
- English 4107/7107: Non-Shakespearean Renaissance Drama
- English 4167/7167: Shakespeare, Tragedies and Romances
- English 4166: Shakespeare, Comedies and Histories
- English 4167/7167: Milton
- English 4240/7240: Restoration & 18th Century Literature
- English 4970: Capstone "London and Literature"
- English 8001: Professional Writing Seminar
- English 8001: Job Market Boot Camp
- English 8230: Seventeenth-Century Poetry
- English 8230: Milton
- English 8220: Shakespeare