Promoted to Professor
Angelica Duran teaches English, Comparative Literature, and Religious Studies courses that reflect the primary areas of her research articles and chapters, all of which 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. Her success in generating student interest in scholarship include her being awarded the College of Liberal Arts' Kenneth T. Kofmehl Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2013. Her primary administrative positions have include Chair of the Purdue University Press Editorial Board, Director of the Religious Studies Program, and Steering Committee member of the Comparative Literature Program. Her article "The Sexual Mathematics of Paradise Lost" was the most electronically-accessed article in Milton Quarterly in 2003. Her current monograph-projects shift from the "two cultures" of the arts and sciences to Anglophone and Hispanophone cultures: Milton among Spaniards and Milton in Hispanoamerica. She is the author of The Age of Milton and the Scientific Revolution (2006) and over 20 chapters and articles, the editor of A Concise Companion to Milton (Blackwell, 2006,pbk. 2010) and The King James Bible Across Centuries and Borders (Duquesne UP, 2014), and the co-editor of Mo Yan in Context: Nobel Laureate and Global Storyteller (Purdue UP, 2014). Having been born and schooled in California, she (nevertheless and thoroughly) enjoys living in the U.S. Midwest during the school-year, and traveling nationally and internationally in the summers, to Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Japan, Mexico, Spain, and Thailand.