Adjunct Assistant Professor
Emily Barth’s scholarship focuses on early modern literature and gendered subjectivity. She teaches and writes about intertextuality and early modern English literature, and is particularly fond of teaching revenge tragedies and Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene (separately, usually!). While a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, she worked as a graduate fellow on the Spenser Project in the Humanities Digital Workshop, assisting in the development and editing of the digital core of the forthcoming Oxford Spenser, and maintains an interest in the translation of text from page to code. Her current research is both literary and pedagogical: she is keenly interested in challenging archive formation as well as the way we read that archive. Focusing on 16th and 17th-century women’s child loss poetry, she analyzes intersections of genre and gender, asserts the relevance of psychoanalysis and trauma theory to early modern literature, and examines women’s elegiac writing as lyric resistance to social regulation of mourning.