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Estelle Haan

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Interests

Professor Estelle Sheehan was educated at Queen's University, Belfast, from which she graduated with a BA in English and Latin, and was the recipient of five university prizes (including prizes for first place in both English and Latin BA). She subsequently read for a PhD (under Michael McGann) on the Latin poetry of John Milton. Having taken the PGCE at Queen's, she taught Latin for one year in Sullivan Upper School Holywood. In 1989-1990 she was the E.K. Chambers Student (in English Literature) at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (under the supervison of A.D. Nuttall). She was appointed to a Lectureship in Classics at Queen's in 1990, to a Senior Lectureship in Classics in 2000, to a Senior Lectureship in English in 2002, to a Readership in English in 2004 and in 2005 to the Chair of English and Neo-Latin Studies. She is married to Tony Sheehan, Humanities Computing Network Manager at Queen's (1990-2011).

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Office:

Room 202, 4 University Square.

Particulars

Education Portfolio:

STAGE 1

ENG1001 English in Transition

STAGE 2

ENG2062 Eighteenth-century and Romantic Literature

STAGE 3

ENG3088 Milton and the Classical Tradition

ENH3006 Mock Epic in the Long Eighteenth Century

MA (Modern Literary Studies)

ENG7061 Modernity and Its Discontents

ENG7062 Georgic Transformations in Eighteenth-century Poetry and Culture

ENG7162 Milton Among the Moderns: Paradise Lost and its Afterlives in the 'Long Eighteenth Century.'

Research Statement

Professor Estelle Sheehan's research portfolio is informed by her expertise as a Miltonist and more broadly by her interest in the English and neo-Latin poetry of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (in particular the Latin poetry of English poets). She also works on the reception of the classics in all periods.

Research Portfolio:

Publishing under her maiden name, Estelle Haan is the author or editor of eleven books including From Academia to Amicitia: Milton's Latin Writings and the Italian Academies (American Philosophical Society, 1998); Thomas Gray's Latin Poetry: Some Classical, Neo-Latin and Vernacular Contexts (Collection Latomus, Brussels, 2000); Andrew Marvell's Latin Poetry: From Text to Context (Collection Latomus, Brussels, 2003), Vergilius Redivivus: Studies in Joseph Addison's Latin Poetry (American Philosophical Society, 2005); Classical Romantic: Identity in the Latin Poetry of Vincent Bourne (American Philosophical Society, 2007), Sporting with the Classics: The Latin Poetry of William Dillingham (American Philosophical Society, 2010), The Latin and Greek Poetry of John Milton (Oxford University Press, 2012), Both English and Latin: Bilingualism and Biculturalism in Milton's Neo-Latin Writings (American Philosophical Society, 2012). Her Miltonic interests are further reflected in her membership of the Milton Transcription Project, an international team (based at the University of Richmond) currently involved in the production of an Electronic text of Milton's works, in her membership of the Milton Society of America, and of the Editorial Boards of Milton Studies and Milton Quarterly, in her contribution (of eighteen articles) to the Milton Encyclopaedia (ed. T.N. Corns, Yale University Press, 2012), and in a stream of articles and chapters including 'Both English and Latin': Milton's Bilingual Muse ,' Renaissance Studies 21.5 (November 2007), 679-700, and two commissioned chapters (one on Milton's Defensio Prima and another on Milton's Latin poetry) in The Oxford Handbook of Milton (OUP, 2009), winner of the Irene Samuel Memorial Award of the Milton Society of America. Having completed a commisioned chapter 'Neo-Latin Pastoral: Milton's Epitaphium Damonis and Petrarchan Self-Fashioning' for the Cambridge Companion to Neo-Latin (CUP: forthcoming 2013), she has commenced a scholarly edition of Milton's Epistolae Familiares (commissioned by Oxford University Press) and is currently writing two commissioned chapters: one on neo-Latin literature of the British Isles for The Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latin, and another on Catholicism and Anti-Catholicism in Milton's neo-Latin Writings for Milton and Catholicism (University of Notre Dame Press). She has recently been appointed Consultant Advisor to the International Advisory Board for a major AHRC-funded three-year research project 'Bridging the Continental Divide' (based in the University of Glasgow), which will result in the publication of an electronic edition of the Deliciae Poetarum Scotorum (1637), the largest anthology of Scottish neo-Latin ever produced. Her future research plans include two further books: one, offering a whole new reading of Paradise Lost in relation to the poem's complex vernacular Latinitas; another examining the reception and appropriation of Virgil's Georgics in English poetry of the 'Long Eighteenth Century.'

Teaching

Estelle Sheehan's education portfolio embraces English literature of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. She is also interested in the classical tradition in English literature of all periods. She teaches on Stage 1; Stage 2 (a module in Eighteenth-Century/Romantic Literature); Stage 3 (a module on Milton and the Classical Tradition; a module on mock epic in the 'long eighteenth century'); MA Modern Literary Studes (modules on Milton Among the Moderns: Paradise Lost and its Afterlives in the 'Long Eighteenth Century'; Georgic Transformations in Eighteenth-century Poetry and Culture).

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