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Brendan Prawdzik

Brendan Prawdzik

Lecturer in English

310 Burrowes Building
State College , PA 16801

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2017
  • Wednesday 3-5
  • Thursday 10-12
  • or by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 2009
  2. BA, Rutgers University, 2001
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  4. Roberta Holloway Postdoctoral Fellow (poetics), University of California-Berkeley, 2010-11
  5. Ahmanson-Getty Postdoctoral Fellow (theology and media), UCLA, 2009-10
  6. Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar, The University of St. Andrews, 2001-02

Professional Bio

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.