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Brice Peterson

Brice Peterson

Postdoctoral Fellow

311 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Office Hours:

  • Fall 2019: ENGL 202B
  • R 10:30a-12p; F 3:00-5:00p; or by appointment.

Education

  1. Ph.D. English, The Pennsylvania State University, 2019
  2. M.A. English, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  3. B.A. English, Russian, Brigham Young University, 2013, magna cum laude

Professional Bio

Brice studies early modern literature. His research investigates the literary intersections between medicine and religion, specifically literary representations of the body, sensation, generation, and regeneration. His first book project, tentatively titled, “Forms of Regeneration in Early Modern English Literature,” explores how the doctrine of regeneration or spiritual rebirth fueled literary production and imagination in sixteenth and seventeenth-century England. He is particularly interested in how poets and dramatists draw upon early modern regeneration discourse to explore issues concerning genre, society, politics, epistemology, phenomenology, and physiology.

Publications:

-“‘Pricking on the Plaine’: Romance and Recursive Regeneration in The Faerie Queene, Book I,” Studies in Philology 118, no. 1 (2021): forthcoming.

-“George Herbert’s Literary Career as a Holy Laureate,” Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900 59, no. 1 (2019): 113-34.

-“Pregnancy and Anxiety: Medicine, Religion, and the Occult in Cotton Mather’s The Angel of Bethesda,” in American Literature and the New Puritan Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2017), 126-41.

Areas of Specialization

Renaissance Literature
with particular interest in the literary intersections between medicine and religion, especially with respect to the body, sensation, generation, and regeneration.