Faculty Name

Lynn Maxwell, Ph.D.


Associate Professor





Office Location

Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center 302


Ph.D., Emory University
B.A., University of Virginia

Courses Taught

SENG 280 – Introduction to Literary Studies
SENG 307 – Early and Middle English Literature
SENG 308 – Renaissance Literature
SENG 309 – Global Exchanges in Early Modern Literature
SENG 310 – Shakespeare
SENG 312 – Shakespeare on Film

Research Interests

Lynn Maxwell’s research focuses on embodiment, questions of relationality, and the intersections between art, literature, and philosophy in the period.

Her book project, “Wax Impressions, Forms, and Figures in Early Modern Literature: Wax Works,” under contract with Palgrave Macmillan, explores how wax serves as a conceptual material in the early modern period and her essays have appeared in several journals, including Criticism and The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies.


Recent Publications

"Writing Women, Writing Wax: Metaphors of Impression-Possibilities of Agency in Shakespeare's Rape of Lucrece and Twelfth Night." Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts, vol. 58, no. 3, 2016, pp. 433-458.

"Woman as World: The Female Microcosm/Macrocosm in Shakespeare and Donne." This Distracted Globe: Worldmaking in Early Modern Literature, Marcie Frank, et al., Fordham UP, 2016, pp. 190-211.

"Wax Magic and the Duchess of Malfi." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies, vol. 14, no. 3, 2014, pp. 31-54.