• Tamara Goeglein
Professor of English, Interim Director Phillips Museum



Office: KEI311

Office Hours 

Office:  Keiper 311
Semester:  Spring 2017 
  • Tuesdays:  2:00-3:00 pm (Keiper 311)
  • By appointment


Interim Director, The Phillips Museum of Art, 2014-

English Department Associate Chair, 2012-13, 2014-

Associate Dean of the Faculty, 2006-11

English Department Chair, 2005-06, 1996-97

Secretary of the Faculty, 2004-06

Assistant, Associate, and Professor of English, 1989-


Ph.D. British Literature with Medieval Studies Certificate, Indiana University, 1989

M.A. British Literature, Indiana University, 1986

A.B. English, Earlham College, 1982 (with highest honors, PBK)



English Renaissance Literature and Intellectual History; Early Modern Emblematics and Visual Culture; Edmund Spenser.

  • ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and ReviewsEmblematica, and Renaissance Quarterly, Reviewer
  • John Donne Society, Executive Board
  • Society for Emblem Studies, Representative to the Renaissance Society of America
Recent Publications:
  • "The Emblematic Handkerchief in Othello, and Its Untold Backstory," Imago 8 (2016): 61-75.

  • "Death is in the 'I' of the Beholder: Early Modern Emblems of Death" in Emblems of Death in the Early Modern Period, eds. Monica Calabritto and Peter Daly (Geneva: Droz, 2014), 59-95.

Grants & Awards

  • "The Bible and Histories of Reading," Rare Book School, University of Pennsylvania,  2016

Course Information

Medieval and Early Modern English Literature; Shakespeare; History of the Book; Historical Fiction