• Tamara Goeglein
Professor of English



Office: KEI311

Fall Semester 

Office:  Keiper 311

  • Sabbatical.  Off campus.


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)

Academic and Administrative Positions

Academic Positions:

Franklin & Marshall College, Assistant, Associate, and Professor of English, 1989-

English Department Associate Chair, 2012-13, 2014-18

English Department Chair, 2005-06, 1996-97

Secretary of the Faculty, 2004-06

Faculty Parliamentarian, 2019-


Administrative Positions: 

Franklin & Marshall College, Interim Director, The Phillips Museum of Art, 2014-18

Franklin & Marshall College, Associate Dean of the Faculty, 2006-11


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


Scholarly Monograph:

Edmund Spenser’s Emblematic Imagination (in progress)

Academic Publications:

"Emblematic Tabernacles in John Donne, John Milton, and the Antwerp Polyglot Bible," ELR (forthcoming, Summer 2022).

Review of Reading by Design: The Visual Interfaces of the English Renaissance Book, by Pauline Reid, Reception  (forthcoming, 2020).

"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.

Paper Presentations:

"Remediation in Walter Crane's Illustrated Faerie Queene (1894-97)," Renaissance Soceity of America Convention, April 2020.

"John Donne's Emblematic Ark in "A Hymn to Christ," John Donne Society Meeting, February 2020.

“Don Cameron Allen and Donne’s Emblematic Exegesis,” John Donne Society Meeting, June 2018.

“Beholding Colin Beheld,” Renaissance Society of America Convention, March 2016

 “The Face & Place of Mutabilitie,” The Fifth International Spenser Society Conference, June      2015.

"Today’s Art Historian in Edmund Spenser’s Visions of the Worlds Vanitie," Shakespeare Association of America Seminar, April 2014

"George Puttenham’s Emblematic Queen Elizabeth I," Renaissance Society of America Convention, March 2013.

Grants & Awards

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

Professional Activity

John Donne Society, Executive Board, 2014-

Reviewer for Emblematica and Renaissance Quarterly, 2013-

Society for Emblem Studies, Representative to the Renaissance Society of America, 2012-

Course Information

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