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About Peter

About Me

I specialize in early modern English literature, with a particular emphasis on environmental and economic approaches. At Lewis-Clark State College, I teach classes in Medieval and Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, and composition. I received my Ph.D. in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Courses I Teach

English 451: Renaissance Literature

English 433: Medieval Literature

English 370: Dramatic Literature

English 320: Shakespeare

English 267: British Literature I

English 261: Mythologies

English 210: Literary Analysis

English 175: Literature and Ideas

English 102: Research Writing

English 101: College Writing

Select Publications

Monograph Book:

The Concept of Nature in Early Modern English Literature. Cambridge University Press, 2019

Edited Collection:

(with Scott Slovic) Nature and Literary Studies. Cambridge University Press, 2022.


"Oeconomy and Ecology in Early Modern England" PMLA 132.5 (2017)

"'Home to the slaughter': Noah's Ark and the Seventeenth-Century Country House Poem" Modern Philology 113.4 (2016): 507-529.

"Jonson's Universal Parasite: Patronage and Embodied Critique in 'To Penshurst'" Studies in Philology 111.2 (2014): 255-281

"Importing Ease: Merchant Trade in the Country House Poems of Mildmay Fane" Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 13.1 (2013): 130-150.

"Satan's Pause: Wonder and Environmental Preservation in Paradise LostISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 20.4 (2013): 817-836.

"Silvan Matters: Error and Instrumentality in Book 1 of The Faerie QueeneSpenser Studies 28 (2013): 119-143

"Sir Kenelm Digby's Conspicuous Revisions of 'Concerning Spencer'" Notes & Queries 58.2 (2011): 292-293.

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