Elise Lonich Ryan

CORE Liberal Arts: Writing, Philosophy and the Humanities

Elise Lonich Ryan is a scholar of the English Renaissance with a particular interest in the historical and theoretical uses of religious figures in seventeenth century poetry, translation, and drama. Ryan teaches English Literature, writing, and an Honors College course on visual poetry. In 2014-2015, she participated in a year-long research colloquium at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., and her article on the poet Lucy Hutchinson is forthcoming in Exemplaria. Currently, she is working on a book project that theorizes the Renaissance lyric in terms of religious writing on betrayal and fidelity. She also studied Russian literature as an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh. At Indiana University, she was awarded for her teaching, her writing on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, and her dissertation. Ryan has presented her work nationally and internationally.