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Department of English Language and Literature


Andrew Shifflett

Title: Associate Professor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-576-5977
Office: HUO 205
Resources: English Language and Literature


PhD, Princeton University, 1993

Areas of Specialization 

Early Modern Literature
Classical Tradition

Recently Taught Courses 

    History of Literary Theory
    The Renaissance

Current Research Projects 

Literature and the Power of Forgiveness in Early Modern England

Selected Publications 

    Stoicism, Politics, and Literature in the Age of Milton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

  • "Shakespeare's Histories of Forgiveness." English Literary History, forthcoming 2018.
   • "The Poet as Feigned Example in Sidney’s Apology for Poetry." Modern Philology 114 (2016): 18-38.
   • "Shakespeare and Early Modern English Literature." In The Routledge Handbook to the Stoic Tradition, ed. John Sellars, 174-86. London: Routledge, 2016.
   • "Milton and Forgiveness." In Renaissance Papers 2006, ed. Christopher Cobb and M. Thomas Hester, 137-49. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2006.
   • "Kings, Poets, and the Power of Forgiveness, 1642-1660." English Literary Renaissance 33 (2003): 88-109.
   • "'Subdu'd by You': States of Friendship and Friends of the State in Katherine Philips's Poetry." In Write or Be Written: Early Modern Women Poets and Cultural Constraints, ed. Ursula Appelt and Barbara Smith, 177-95. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2001.

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