Anne Myers

Anne Myers
Associate Professor
210 Tate
573-882-8064
Areas of Study: 
Renaissance Literature
Research and Teaching: 

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century, British literature, history, religion, and architecture

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.

Education: 

B.A. Pomona College (1994)

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (2005)

Select Publications: 
  • 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, pp.216-35
  • "Construction Sites: The Architecture of Anne Clifford's Diaries" ELH 73 (2006): 581-600