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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

Classes Begin
JANUARY 14, 2019

Add/Drop Deadline
JANUARY 20, 2019

Graduation Application Deadline
JANUARY 25, 2019

Spring Break
MARCH 3-10, 2019

Course Withdrawal Deadline
MARCH 22, 2019

Last Day of Classes
MAY 3, 2019



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