Brooke A Conti, Ph.D.
 Title: Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
 Dept: English
 Office: RT 1814
 Phone: 216-687-6870
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1814, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Milton, Donne, Shakespeare, Spenser, Thomas Browne, Renaissance, Reformation, Autobiography, Polemic, Nostalgia, English Civil War
B.A., English literature, Yale University, 1997
M.A., English literature, Yale University, 2001
Ph.D., English literature, Yale University, 2005
Brief Bio:
Brooke Conti teaches a wide range of courses in Renaissance and early English literature, but her primary research interests sit at the intersection of religion and literature in the seventeenth century. Among her recent upper-division or M.A. courses are seminars on Milton, John Donne, sex and gender in the Renaissance, and a senior capstone on heaven, hell, death and judgement. She also enjoys introducing students to the English major through ENG 306: Literary Analysis and the early British literature survey. As Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Conti is the academic advisor for all English majors and minors.

Her book, "Confessions of Faith in Early Modern England," was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2014; it explores the paradoxical relationship between autobiography and polemic in an age of religious conflict. She has also published articles on Milton, Shakespeare, and Donne in venues such as Renaissance Quarterly, Modern Philology, and Milton Studies. Currently, she is working on a second monograph, tentatively entitled "Religious Nostalgia from Shakespeare to Milton," and a scholarly edition of Thomas Browne's "Religio Medici," which she is co-editing with Reid Barbour for Oxford University Press.

Dr. Conti's research has been supported by short-term fellowships at the Huntington Library, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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