David Adkins

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David Adkins

Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Toronto)
MA (Pennsylvania State University)

David Adkins teaches courses on ancient, medieval, and Renaissance literature. His research focuses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English poetry and its reception of classical epic and Reformation theology.


“The Relics of Hippolytus in Spenser’s Faerie Queene.” Co-authored with Jeff Espie. English Literary Renaissance (forthcoming).
“Raphael’s Homeric and Biblical Metamorphosis.” Milton Studies 62, no. 1 (2020), 78-106.
“Weeping for Eve: Dido in Paradise Lost and Humanist Commentary.” Studies in Philology 116, no. 1 (2019): 159-93.
“Spenser’s March and Sixteenth-Century Philology.” Spenser Studies 31, (2018), 271-89.