Meg Lota Brown

Associate Dean, Professional Development

Professor, English (Tenured)

Associate Vice Provost, Academic Affairs

Meg Lota Brown is Professor of early modern English literature and culture. She is also the Director of the UA Graduate Center and Co-PI for a number of grants in support of graduate education. She is the author or editor of four books and has published numerous articles on Reformation politics; Renaissance literature, science, art, theology, and education; pedagogy and diversity; and authors from Shakespeare and Donne to Christine de Pizan and Rachel Speght. Brown has received nearly every major UA teaching award, as well as recognition for her research, service, and leadership.

Selected Publications

"`In that the world's contracted thus': Casuistical Politics in Donne's `Sunne Rising,'" in "The Muses Common-Weale": Poetry and Politics in the Seventeenth Century, Claude Summers and Ted-Larry Pebworth , (eds.) (Missouri, 1988); "Interpretive Authority in Biathanatos," in Praise Disjoined: Changing Patterns of Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Literature, Anthony Low, (Gen Editor), Seventeenth-Century Texts and Studies 2 (1991); "The Politics of Conscience in Reformation England," Renaissance and Reformation XXVII (1991); " 'Though it be not according to the law': Donne's Politics and the Sermon on Esther," The John Donne Journal (1992); "Rachel Speght: Mortalities Memorandum," in Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 126, Detroit: Gale (1993); “Marriage as Bullfight in The Old Matador,”, By Design, 1 (1995); Donne and the Politics of Conscience in Early Modern England, E.J. Brill (1995); "Reputation as Rectitude in Christine de Pizan's Book of Three Virtues,” in Au Champ des Escriptures. Ed. Eric Hicks (Paris: Champion Press, 2000); “Shakespeare and the Possibilities of Comedy: 'Much Virtue in If,'” Journal of By Design (2000); “Absorbing Difference in Donne's Malediction Forbidding Morning,” The John Donne Journal. 20 (2001); Contributing Editor of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne (forthcoming with Indiana University Press); Women and Gender in the Renaissance (co-author with Kari McBride), Greenwood Press (2005).