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Elizabeth Bobo

Associate Professor of English

Ph.D. in English, Claremont Graduate University, 2005

Contact Information

Office: H.L. Griffin 248
Office Phone - Graduate Coordinator for Incoming Students: (337) 482-6919
Office Phone - Dr. Bobo: (337) 482-5509


Teaching and Research Interests

Early Modern English Literature, Reception of Shakespeare, Donne, & Milton, Women Writers, Canon Formation, Humanities, Global Cultural Studies, Digital Pedagogies, Diversity in Higher Education

Selected Publications

Book Manuscript

Marketing Milton: Publishers, Politics, and a National Literary Canon, 1641-1776 contributes to both print culture and Milton studies by revealing how Milton’s promoters popularized his works as representing an English national identity with which readers from different social ranks and political affiliations could identify.


Winner of a Board of Regents Awards Louisiana Artists and Scholars (ATLAS) Grant, Dr. Bobo has published articles on Milton, Dryden, and Donne.

She has presented conference papers on the Jacob Tonson publishing dynasty, Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey, the publications of early modern women writers, the first English translation of the Quran, advertising in London newspapers, and book formats (from luxury folios to illustrated pocket books) as tools for marketing, instructing readers, and national canon formation.

As Chair of the Distance Learning Committee, she developed and coordinates the Online Teaching Mentorship Program, through which graduate students gain experience and certification; she has given conference presentations and workshops on digital pedagogies.

She has taught the cultural productions of Latino/a writers and artists, Arabic Muslim writers and artists, and African American writers and artists, as well as composition and humanities. Most recently she developed a unit on the first professional woman playwright, Aphra Behn. She is currently developing courses titled “Spanish & English Renaissance Literature” for Spring 2019 and “Fundamentalism & Reform in Religions of the Book: Judaism, Christianity & Islam” for Fall 2019.