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Ryan Netzley is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. His research focuses on Renaissance lyric poetry, critical and poststructuralist theory, poetics and reading practices, and Reformation theology. Continue reading

News and Events

  • 19 May 2017, 2:30-4:30 pm: I will give a paper, “Mine Then Thine: Exchange and Learning in The Temple” (abstract) at the George Herbert in Paris Conference, sponsored by the George Herbert Society. The conference is hosted by Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III) and Université Sorbonne (Paris IV). Herbert in Paris Program.
  • March 2017: I received the College of Liberal Arts Scholarly Excellence Award at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
  • December 2016: My essay on Donne’s Second Anniversarie, “Learning from Anniversaries,” in Connotations 25.1 (2015/2016) has won the Distinguished Publication Award from the John Donne Society. It shares the award with articles by Sarah Powrie and Michael Ursell in the same volume.
  • October 2016: My essay on learning and Lycidas, “Digression, Sublimity, and Learning in Lycidas,” appeared in the October issue of Milton Quarterly.

Acts of Reading

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Acts of Reading: Interpretation, Reading Practices, and the Idea of the Book in John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments, co-edited with Thomas P. Anderson, is available from the University of Delaware Press, via Rowman and Littlefield. Contributors to the volume explore the relationship between digital and early modern texts and their impact on reading practices. It’s been reviewed in Prose Studies, SEL, Renaissance Quarterly, and Renaissance and Reformation