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Matthew Stallard

Assistant Professor

English Renaissance, Protestant Reformation, History of the English Language, English Bible, John Milton, William Shakespeare

Office: 213A Ellis Hall
Office Phone: 740-593-4699
Office Hours: Fall Semester 2014: TTh 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Email: stallard@ohio.edu


Ph.D. English: Renaissance Literature, Ohio University
M.A. English: Literary History, Ohio University
A.B. English summa cum laude, Ohio University


John Milton, Paradise Lost: The Biblically Annotated Edition. Macon: Mercer UP, 2011. 600 pages. ISBN: 978-0881462364

John Milton, Paradise Regained and the Minor Poems: The Biblically Annotated Edition.  Forthcoming.

Reading Scripture in Seventeenth-Century England: The Religious Beliefs of John Milton.  In progress.

Review of Kevin Killeen’s Biblical Scholarship, Science and Politics in Early Modern England: Thomas Browne and the Thorny Place of Knowledge, Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 35.1 (2011): 61-63.

“2Peter,” Yale Milton Encyclopedia, ed. Thomas Corns. 2012.
“2Samuel,” Yale Milton Encyclopedia, ed. Thomas Corns. 2012.

Review of Timothy Hodor’s The Crowd of Time, Quarter After Eight, Vol. 9, 2003.

Curriculum Vitae

Ohio University Assistant Professor of English, 2010-present
Ohio University Department of English Composition Committee, 2013-2014
Ohio University Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2008-2010
College of Arts and Sciences Scholars Program Faculty, 2008-2012
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference Advisory Board, 2008-2009
John F. Cady Doctoral University Fellowship, 2007-2008
English Collection Library Acquisitions Assistant, 2004-2006
Assistant Editor, Milton Quarterly, 2003-2004
AWA Fiction Book of the Year Selection Committee, 2003
Book Review Editor, Quarter After Eight, 2003

Selected Conference Presentations

“Echoing Ethos: Paradise Lost and 1611 Authorized Version of the Bible,” The Bible in the Seventeenth Century: The Authorised Version Quatercentenary (1611-2011); Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies University of York, United Kingdom, July 2011

“The Elephant in the Room: Milton’s Negotiation of Trinitarian Christology in Paradise Lost and the 1611 King James Bible,” The King James Bible and Its Cultural Afterlife: The Bible and Early Modern Radicals (Milton, Bunyon, and Others); Ohio State University, May 2011

“The Holy Spirit in Paradise Lost Books XI and XII,” 2009 Conference on John Milton; Middle Tennesee State University, October 2009

“‘The Blast of War Blows in Our Ears’: Henry V and the Rhetoric of the Just War Tradition,” The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference; Ohio University, October 2009

Paradise Lost and the 1560 Geneva Bible: The Necessity of Negotiating Milton’s Scriptural Contexts,” Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXIII; The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, September 2009

“‘Speaking a word in season’: The Rise of Protestant Print Culture, the Decline of Rhetoric, and the Emergence of Plain Style,” Invited Talk; The Chesnutt Reading Series in Honor of Dean McWilliams, Ohio University, May 2008

“The Bower of Tranquility: The Role of Violence in Romeo and Juliet,” Violently Shakespeare: The 2006 Ohio Shakespeare Conference; Marietta College, November 2006

“Guglielma and the Guglielmites: Heresy and Gender in the Thirteenth Century,” Medievalism and the Marvelous:The 21st International Conference on Medievalism; The Ohio State University, October 2006

“Langland’s Natural Theology: Trinitarian Discourse in Piers Plowman,” Medieval-Renaissance Conference XX; The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, September 2006

“‘The Shape of Nature’: Shakespeare’s Natural Theology in Twelfth Night,” Icons and Iconoclasts: The Long Seventeenth Century; Centre for Early Modern Studies at University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, July 2006

“‘In the straits of time’: Shaping Character in 1Henry IV,” Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters; Oakland University, March 2006

“‘Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind’: Rhetorical Seduction in Comus,” 2005 Conference on John Milton; Middle Tennesee State University, October 2005

“What Time of Day Is It Lad?: Time as Character in Shakespeare’s 1HenryIV” West Virginia Shakespeare and Renaissance Association Conference; Bethany College, May 2005

“Saint Peter’s Anglo-Saxon: The Reformation Voice in Milton’s Lycidas,” The International Milton Congress: Milton in Context; Duquesne University, March 2004

“The ‘Two-Handed Engine’ of Lycidas as Christ’s Second Advent,” 2003 Conference on John Milton; Middle Tennesee State University, October 2003

“Miltonic Resonance in John Fox’s The Trail of the Lonesome Pine: Appalachia Lost,” Annual Conference of the Appalachian Writer’s Association (AWA); Cumberland College, July 2003

“‘Appalachian-American’ as Transnational Identity,” Annual Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association; Atlanta, 2003

Professional Associations
The Milton Society of America
The William Tyndale Society
Modern Language Association of America
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Appalachian Writers Association
Michigan Academy of Arts and Letters


English 1510: Writing and Rhetoric I
English 151: RLC "Examining America"
English 152: Writing and Reading
English 200: Introduction to Literature
English 201: Critical Approaches to Fiction
English 2020: Critical Analysis of Poetry and Drama
English 250: Textual Analysis
English 251: English Literature to 1688 (second instructor)
English 254: Research and Writing in English Studies
English 3010: Shakespeare
English 302: Shakespeare's Comedies
English 303: Shakespeare's Tragedies
English 304: The English Bible
English 305J: Technical Writing
English 306J: Women and Writing
English 3070J: Writing and Research in English Studies; Shakespeare's Kings
English 3080J: Writing and Rhetoric II; War and the Human Response
English 3080J: Writing and Rhetoric II; Ancient Rhetoric for Modern Students
English 311: Medieval English Literature: Religious Dissent
English 312: Renaissance English Literature: The World of the Sonnet
English 312: Renaissance English Literature: The Prose and Poetry of John Milton
English 3510: History of the English Language
English 384J: Writing in the Professions
College of Arts & Sciences 112: Scholars; Medieval and Renaissance Worlds
Humanities 107: Great Books; Ancient World
Humanities 109: Great Books; Modern World
Humanities 307: Great Books; Ancient World
Humanities 2070: Great Books; Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance
Humanities 2080: Great Books; 17th Century through Modern

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