Barbara Brumbaugh received her Ph.D. in English Literature from the Ohio State University. Her main area of specialization is Renaissance literature, especially religious and political controversy and sixteenth-century literature. Other areas of interest include epic as genre, medieval literature, classical literature, and the history of rhetoric. She has had articles accepted by Modern Philology, Spenser Studies, and SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 and is completing a book manuscript entitled "'The Great Work Indeed in Hand': Apocalyptic History and the Protestant Cause in Sir Philip Sidney's New Arcadia."
At Auburn, Barbara teaches primarily World Literature I and English Compostion II.
"Cecropia and the Church of Antichrist in Sir Philip Sidney's New Arcadia." SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 38.1 (Winter 1998): 19-43.
"Jerusalem Delivered and the Allegory of Sidney's Revised Arcadia." Modern Philology 101.3 (Feb. 2004): 337-370.
"'Under the Pretty Tales of Wolves and Sheep':
Sidney's Ambassadorial Table Talk and the Protestant Hunting Dialogues." Spenser
Studies 14(2000):273-290; "Temples Defaced and Altars in the
Dust: Edwardian and Elizabethan Church Reform and Sidney's 'Now
Was Our Heav'nly Vault Deprived of the Light.'" Spenser Studies
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