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Eggert, Katherine

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Assessment, and Professor


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research overview

  • Katherine Eggert is a scholar of the European Renaissance and particularly English Renaissance literature. Her publications have focused primarily on Renaissance science and alchemy; on literary representations of queenship and of England's Queen Elizabeth I; on film adaptations of Shakespeare; and on the authors William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Edmund Spenser, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Margaret Cavendish, and John Milton, among others. Her current interests include Renaissance science, the history of emotion, and the way Renaissance intellectual history is portrayed in English Renaissance literature. Her most recent book is on alchemy, literature, and the end of humanism in the English Renaissance. Current projects include a book on Renaissance happiness.


  • English Renaissance literature, English Renaissance drama, English Renaissance poetry, Renaissance culture and society, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Milton, English metaphysical poetry, Renaissance science, Renaissance alchemy, Renaissance philosophy, Renaissance occult philosophy, feminist theory, feminist film theory, feminist performance theory, Shakespeare on film, Renaissance literary genres


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courses taught

  • ENGL 7019 - Advanced British Literature and Culture Before 1800
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Studies special topics in medieval and early modern writing through the long 18th Century. Topics will vary. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • FYXP 1500 - First Year Success Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Designed to assist first-year students with their successful transition to the University of Colorado Boulder. Students will learn about campus resources, goal setting, study skills, and academic exploration. Participation in class discussions, self reflection, and engagement in course assignments are essential in this course. This course will provide a supportive environment for new students to engage with peers, staff, and faculty to support the first eight weeks of the transition to college.


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