Dr. Prawdzik specializes in early modern literature. His book Theatrical Milton: Politics and Poetics of the Staged Body is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press in early 2017. His article, "'Til Eyes and Tears Be the Same Things: Marvell's Spirituality and the Senses of History," was awarded the Albert W. Fields Award for the best article published in Explorations in Renaissance Culture in 2015. His article, "Naked Writhing Flesh: Rhetorical Authority, Theatrical Recursion, and Poetics of the Viewed Body" appears this November in the Duquense University Press collection, With Wandering Steps: Generative Ambiguity in Milton's Poetics. He has published several works in additional venues on John Milton, Andrew Marvell, and early modern culture. He is working on a second book project tentatively titled, A Time to Weep: Alternative Temporality and the Poetics of Loss in Early Modern English Literature, 1633-88. He has taught at the University of California-Berkeley, The University of the Pacific, and Christian Brothers University and has been at Penn State since Fall, 2015.