- Discipline: Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department
- Organization: Bethany College
Elizabeth M. Hull is Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Bethany College, where she holds the Robert L. Martin Chair of English Literature. Her primary field of study is European erotic poetry from the classical period through the seventeenth century, and she has published on Ovid, Propertius, the Provencal poets, Petrarch, Wyatt, Shakespeare, Sidney, and Olivia Judson. A Bradley Foundation Fellow, and a Liberty Fund postdoctoral fellow in 2001-2002, she has given numerous papers on Shakespeare, and chaired panels on marriage iconography and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This year she has participated in colloquia on Jane Austen, John Locke and property rights, Mars as the new frontier, Christopher Marlowe, Adam Smith, and John Milton. She teaches courses in English literature, in the western tradition through the seventeenth century, and on Buffy, Angela Carter, and the literary backgrounds of the Harry Potter books.