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Angelica Duran

Angelica Duran

Professor; Interim Director, Creative Writing // English

Professor // Comparative Literature // SLC

Professor // Religious Studies // SIS

Affiliated Faculty // Critical Disability Studies // SIS

Research focus:
16th-21st century Comparative Literature; Disability Studies

Curriculum vitae

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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:

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. Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, with special interest in John Milton, William Shakespeare, John Bunyan, and John Donne.

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 attending to points of contact between groups that are often seen as antagonistic and oppositional. She is the co-editor of Mo Yan in Context: Nobel Laureate and Global Storyteller (Purdue UP, 2014), Milton in Translation (Oxford UP, 2017), winner of the 2017 Irene Samuel Award from the Milton Society of America, Milton Studies 58 Special Issue: Milton in the Americas (Penn State UP, 2017), Global Milton and Visual Art (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), Milton Across Borders and Media (Oxford UP, 2023), and Global Bunyan and Visual Art (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming 2025); the editor of A Concise Companion to Milton (Blackwell, 2007, pbk. 2011) and The King James Bible across Borders and Centuries (Duquesne UP, 2014); and the author of The Age of Milton and the Scientific Revolution (Duquesne UP, 2007), Milton among Spaniards (U of Delaware P, 2020), and over 70 chapters and articles. She has served on the editorial board of Milton Quarterly (2005–), on the Executive Committee (2012–21) of the Milton Society of America, and as Conference Chair of the Renaissance Society of America (2022–).