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Elizabeth Patton

Visiting Assistant Professor
Renaissance and early modern literature with special emphasis on women writers

The Humanities Center
Gilman 244
Johns Hopkins University
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: 603-321-9692
Fax: 410-516-7354


Elizabeth Patton directs and teaches in the consortium course, Great Books at Hopkins, in the Johns Hopkins University Humanities Center; she also teaches a series of courses on early modern women writers.  She is currently co-editing the seventeenth century biographies of Anne and Philip Howard, Earl and Countess of Arundel, for the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies (PIMS); she is also a primary contributor of Catholic biographical essays to A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen, Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650, ed. Carole Levin; and she is reconstructing The Acts of John Cornelius, the lost biography of a Jesuit written by his spiritual disciple, Dorothy Arundell (1559/60-1613).    She recently completed a Folger Shakespeare Library research fellowship to examine readers’ marks in 16th century devotional texts and manuscripts, and for the spring of 2014 she is co-organizing a conference on “Mary Under Duress:  Post-Reformation Changes in Devotional Practices Towards the Blessed Virgin Mary in Protestant and Catholic Europe,” to be held under the joint auspices of Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University of Maryland.

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