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Angelica Duran

Angelica Duran

Professor; Interim Director, Creative Writing // English

Professor // Comparative Literature // SIS

Professor // Religious Studies // SIS

Affiliated Faculty // Critical Disability Studies // SIS

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Ph.D., Stanford University, 2000
M.A., University of California Berkeley, 1988
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1987


British Literature


Research Areas:


Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, with special interest in John Milton, William Shakespeare, John Bunyan, and John Donne. Comparative and World Literature, with a special interest in Anglophone-Hispanophone translation and influence, as well as the relationship of censorship and aesthetics. Religious Studies, especially the King James Version of the Bible. 

Angelica Duran is a Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Religious Studies, whose courses reflect the primary areas of her publications, all of which, in turn, reflect her interest in extending the readership of 17th-century literary texts both in the classroom and in society at large, and in showing points of unity between groups that are often seen as antagonistic and oppositional. She is the editor of A Concise Companion to Milton (Blackwell, 2007, pbk. 2011) and The King James Bible across Borders and Centuries (Duquesne UP, 2014); the lead-editor of Mo Yan in Context: Nobel Laureate and Global Storyteller (Purdue UP, 2014) and Milton in Translation (Oxford UP, 2017), the winner of the 2017 Irene Samuel Award from the Milton Society of America; and the author of The Age of Milton and the Scientific Revolution (2007), Milton among Spaniards (2020), and over 40 chapters and articles. She is on the Executive Committee of the Milton Society of America (2012–21) and the editorial board of Milton Quarterly (2005–). Having been born and schooled in California, she (nevertheless and thoroughly) enjoys living in the U.S. Midwest when teaching, and traveling nationally and internationally too.