Ann Baynes Coiro
Professor of English
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Murray Hall | Room 104A
College Avenue Campus
Phone: (848) 932-8082
Professor Coiro specializes in seventeenth-century literature and culture. She is currently completing a book on Milton and drama. Her recent and forthcoming publications include "Milton & Sons: The Family Business," in a special issue of Milton Studies 2008 devoted to Milton and historicism; "'A thousand fantasies: The Lady and the Masque," forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook of Milton (eds. Nigel Smith and Nicholas McDowell, 2009); "The Dramatic Contexts of Milton's Poetry," in Milton in Context (ed. Stephen Dobranski, 2009); and "Old, New, Now," the introduction to a volume of essays she co-edited with Thomas Fulton entitled, Rethinking Historicism: Essays in Early Modern Literature and Culture (forthcoming).
She is the author of Robert Herrick's "Hesperides" and the Epigram Book Tradition (1988) and editor of Ennobled Numbers for the Presse, a special issue of the George Herbert Journal devoted to Herrick (1992). Among her essays are: "Anonymous Milton, or, A Maske Masked" (ELH: English Literary History, 2004); "'A ball of strife': Caroline Poetry and Royal Marriage" (The Royal Image: Representations of Charles I, ed. Thomas N. Corns, 1999); "Fable and Old Song: Samson Agonistes and the Idea of a Poetic Career," (Milton Studies, 1998); "Writing in Service: Sexual Politics and Class Position in the Poetry of Aemelia Lanyer and Ben Jonson," (Criticism, 1993); "Milton and Class Identity: The Publication of Areopagitica and the 1645 Poems"(Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1992); and "'To repair the ruins of our first parents': Of Education and Fallen Adam," (SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1988).
She is the recipient of an American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship and a New Jersey Governor's Fellowship. She won the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Award for her article "Fable and Old Song: Samson Agonistes and the Idea of a Poetic Career," and she has received Rutgers' Outstanding Graduate Teaching award and the Warren I. Susman Award for Excellence in Teaching.
||Areas of Specialization
|PhD, University of Maryland
BA, George Washington University
|Seventeenth-century literature, including the Restoration; Milton; court culture; seventeenth-century drama; early modern women writers
|Other Department and University Positions
|Director of Undergraduate Studies
Rutgers British Studies Executive Board
- "Reading," 21st Century Approaches to Early Modern Theatricality, ed. Henry S. Turner
Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
- "The Personal Rule of Poets: Cavalier Poetry and the English Revolution,"
Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution, ed. Laura L. Knoppers
Oxford University Press (2012)
- "Epigram," Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, ed. Roland Greene
Princeton University Press (2012)
- Drama in the Epic Style: Narrator, Muse, and Audience in Paradise Lost
Milton Studies 51, ed. Laura L. Knoppers (2010)
- "Poetic tradition, dramatic"
Milton in Context, ed. Stephen Dobranski (2010)
- "A Thousand Fantasies: The Lady and the Maske"
The Oxford Handbook of Milton, ed. Nicholas McDowell and Nigel Smith (2009)
- "Milton & Sons: The Family Business"
Milton Studies 48 (2008)
- "Anonymous Milton, or, A Maske Masked"
ELH 71 (2004)
- "A ball of strife': Caroline poetry and royal marriage"
The Royal Image: Representations of Charles I, ed. Thomas Corns (1999)(2009)
- "Fable and Old Song: Samson Agaonistes and the Idea of a Poetic Career"
Milton Studies 36 (1998)
Winner of James Holly Hanford Award, Milton Society of America
- "Writing in Service: Sexual Politics and Class Position in the Poetry of Aemilia Lanyer and Ben Jonson"
Criticism 35 (1993)
- Milton and class identity: The Publication of Areopagitica and the 1645 Poems"
Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 22 (1992)
- "'Ennobled numbers for the Presse': On the Edgers of the Seventeenth Century"
introductory essay, George Herbert Journal, Special Issue on Robert Herrick, edited by Anne Baynes Coiro, 14 (1992)
- "'To repair the ruins of our first parents': Of Education and Fallen Adam"
SEL: Studies in English Literarature 28 (1988)
|Undergraduate Courses Taught
||Graduate Courses Taught
- Ben Jonson
- Early Modern Women Writers
- Milton and Margaret Cavendish
- Milton and Ovid
- Milton and Shakespeare
- Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century Literature
- Early Modern Women Writers
- Milton and the Restoration
- Seventeenth-century Drama
- Seventeenth-century Literature
- Sixteenth-century Literature
- Milton and English Drama
- Before the Revolution: British Culture 1620-1642
|Awards and Distinctions
||Professional Memberships and Affiliations
- American Philosophical Society Sabbatical Fellowship, 2004-5
- James Holly Hanford Award for “Fable and Old Song: Samson Agonistes and the Idea of a Poetic Career,” Milton Society of America, 1998
- Warren I. Sussman Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rutgers University, 1996
- Outstanding Graduate Teacher, Rutgers University, 1995
- Nominee, President’s Award for Distinguished Public Service, 1993
- Board of Governors’ Research Grant, Rutgers University, 1990-1
- Member, Modern Language Society of America
- Member, Renaissance Society of America
- Member, Milton Society of America
- Member, Shakespeare Association of America
- Member, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
|Other Information of Interest