I specialize in English Renaissance literature, especially Shakespeare. I also have research interests in ecotheory, plant studies, queer studies, and disability studies. I teach at the University of British Columbia.
English Renaissance literature
Digital editingI am Director of the Center for Digital Humanities at the University of South Carolina, and am one of five general editors of “The Collected Works of Edmund Spenser,” under contract to Oxford University Press. My faculty web page is at http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/engl/people/pages/miller.html.
Renaissance literature, English and other languages; intellectual and religious history; poetry and poetics from the Renaissance to the present.
Medieval, Renaissance, 18th century, Russian and Soviet Literature, Translation (Russian into English, literary). I am a certified translator (Russian>English) through the American Translators Association (ATA). I am particularly interested in Renaissance and Soviet versions of utopia, and in Soviet interpretations of the Renaissance.
I am Associate Professor of Early Modern English Literature at the Department of English Literature, University of Reading, UK. I teach medieval and Renaissance literature and rhetoric / persuasive writing.
Early modern English literature and culture, Renaissance drama including Shakespeare, premodern history of sexuality and gender, textual editing, philology, history of authorship and collaboration
Renaissance / early modern English literature & culture; modern and postmodern American poetry; poetics and historiography; literary & cultural theory; digital humanities.
Conversational exchanges in early modern England, digital editorial practices & pedagogy, bridging the medieval/English Renaissance divide, intersections of classical, late medieval, and early modern literature, Shakespeare & Co., and 18th Centry Bardolatry.
Academic interests: medieval Arthurian literature in Latin, Old French, and Middle English; medieval women writers (especially Julian of Norwich); and medieval and renaissance drama.Personal interests: singing in an Anglican choir (alto), hiking, walking my Australian Shepherd, and visiting castles.
Valerie Billing is Assistant Professor of English at Central College, where she teaches courses in Shakespeare, medieval and early modern English literature, world literature, LGBTQ+ literature, and disability literature. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Early Modern English Literature from the University of California, Davis. Valerie’s current research project investigates the erotics of size in a range of early modern drama, poetry, prose, and visual art.