Dr. Richard Cunningham

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Position: Professor, 16th- and 17th-Poetry and Prose
Office: BAC 431
Phone: 902-585-1345
Email: richard.cunningham@acadiau.ca
Website: rcunningham.ca




Research interests: John Milton, especially Paradise Lost; book history; digital humanities; editorial theory.

Teaching: In the past I have enjoyed our first year courses, and I very much like teaching both survey courses on 16th- and 17th-century English literature and courses devoted to Edmund Spenser's 16th-century poem The Faerie Queene and John Milton's 17th-century poem Paradise Lost.

Selected Publications and Honours: During 2020 and the first five months of 2021 I've been editing a collection of essays entitled Digital Approaches to John Milton. The contributors to this collection work in Canada, the US, and England. In the spring of 2021 the Acadia Students' Union conferred a Teaching Award upon me.

Courses Recently Taught: Reading and Writing Critically; The Faerie Queene; Paradise Lost; Book History and Print Culture; Birth, Death, & Resurrection of the Author.