Meg Lota Brown
Modern Languages 492
Meg Lota Brown is Professor of early modern English literature and culture. She is also the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of the Graduate College, and Director of the UA Graduate Center. Dr. Brown is the Co-PI for a number of grants in support of undergraduate and graduate education. She is the author or editor of four books and has published numerous articles on Reformation politics; Renaissance literature, science, art, theology, and education; pedagogy and diversity; and authors from Shakespeare and Donne to Christine de Pizan and Rachel Speght. An affiliate faculty member in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Brown has received nearly every major UA teaching award, as well as awards for her research, service, and leadership.
Books and Editions:
Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance, Editor, Belgium: Brepols, 2021.
The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne: Critical Commentary, Contributing Editor, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.
Women's Roles During the Renaissance (co-author with Kari McBride) London: Greenwood Press, 2005.
Donne and the Politics of Conscience in Early Modern England. Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1995.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters:
“Diversifying Shakespeare: Intersections of Technology and Identity,” co-authored with Kyle DiRoberto. In Shakespeare and Digital Pedagogy, London: Bloomsbury Press, 2022, pp. 63-77.
“Creative Disgrace: Makers on the Margins of Early Modern Arts,” co-authored with Kari Boyd McBride. In Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2021, pp. .
“Women and Early Modern Education,” co-authored with Kari Boyd McBride. In The Cultural History of Women, Volume 3: The Renaissance. Ed. Karen Raber. London: Bloomsbury, 2016, pp. 143-163 [paperback edition published in 2016].
“Women and Early Modern Education,” co-authored with Kari Boyd McBride. In The Cultural History of Women, Volume 3: The Renaissance. Ed. Karen Raber. London: Bloomsbury, 2013, pp. 143-163.
“Etching into the Canon: Women Artists in Early Modern Europe,” co-authored with Kari Boyd McBride. The International Journal of the Humanities, vol.7, issue 2 (August, 2009): 167-174.
"Absorbing Difference in Donne' s Malediction Forbidding Morning," The John Donne Journal Vol. 20 (2001): pp. 289-292.
"Reputation as Rectitude in Christine de Pizan's Book of Three Virtues." In Au Champ des Escriptures. Ed. Eric Hicks. Paris: Champion Press, 2000, pp. 449-461.
"Shakespeare and the Possibilities of Comedy: 'Much Virtue in If,'" The Journal of By Design (February, 2000): 3.
"Marriage As Bullfight in The Old Matador," The Journal of By Design (1995): 1-3.
"The Old Matador," Preview, (Winter, 1994/95): 7. (reprint)
"Rachel Speght." Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets. Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 126. Detroit: Gale, 1993, pp.246-249.
"'Though it be not according to the law': Donne's Politics and the Sermon on Esther," The John Donne Journal, XI (1992): 71-84.
"The Politics of Conscience in Reformation England." Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme XXVII (1991): 101-114.
"Interpretive Authority in Biathanatos." In Praise Disjoined: Changing Patterns of Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Literature, Gen. Ed. Anthony Low, Seventeenth-Century Texts and Studies 2 (1991): 151-163.
"'In that the world's contracted thus': Casuistical Politics in Donne's 'Sunne Rising.'" In "The Muses Common-Weale": Poetry and Politics in the Seventeenth Century. Eds. Claude Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1988, pp. 23-33.