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Joshua Eckhardt

Associate Professor
(804) 827-8421
Hibbs Hall 413


BA Valparaiso University
MA, PhD University of Illinois

Research/Teaching Focus

Early modern English


Edited with Daniel Starza Smith.  Manuscript Miscellanies in Early Modern England.  Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2014.

Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009.

Recent/Selected Publications

“‘From a servaunt of Diana’ to the Libellers of Robert Cecil: The Transmission of Songs Written for Queen Elizabeth I.” Elizabeth I and the Culture of Writing. Ed. Peter Beal and Grace Ioppolo. London: British Library, 2007. 115–31.

“‘Love-song weeds, and Satyrique thornes’: Somerset Libels and Anti-Courtly Love Poems.”Huntington Library Quarterly 69.1 (2006): 47–66.


British Virginia


Faculty photo by Patrick Scott Vickers – 2014

Upcoming Deadlines

Department Orientation Sessions
AUGUST 15, 2019

Classes Begin
AUGUST 20, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
AUGUST 26, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline

Fall Reading Day
OCTOBER 10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
NOVEMBER 1, 2019

Last Day of Classes
DECEMBER 9, 2019

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British Virginia is a VCU-hosted series of scholarly editions of documents touching on the colony. These texts range from the 16th and 17th-century literature of English exploration to the 19th-century writing of loyalists and other Virginians who continued to identify with Great Britain. Editions appear principally in digital form, freely downloadable. 

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