Angelica Duran

Angelica Duran

Professor // English

Professor // SIS // Comparative Literature

Professor // SIS // Religious Studies

Professor // SIS

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


Office Information

Office: HEAV G39B


British Literature


Research Areas:
Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, with special interest in Milton, Shakespeare, Bunyan, and 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. An early version of part of her first book, The Age of Milton and The Scientific Revolution (Duquesne UP, 2007), entitled "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 (University of Delware Press, 2019) and Milton in Hispanoamerica. She is the editor of A Concise Companion to Milton (Blackwell, 2007,pbk. 2010) 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 over 40 chapters and articles. 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.

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