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Thomas H. Luxon

Professor Thomas LuxonCheheyl Professor and Director
Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning
Professor of English

6247 Baker Library
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755


  •  Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1984

Jewish Studies Courses Taught

While I presently focus on early modern literature and puritanism, I also teach Shakespeare, critical theory in Comparative Literature, as well as courses in Women's Studies and Jewish Studies. I have a particular interest in advanced technology in teaching and research in the humanities.

  • JWST 70: The Merchant of Venice

Selected Publications

  • Single Imperfection: Milton, Marriage and Friendship. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 2005
  • "One Soul vs. One Flesh: Friendship, Marriage, and the Puritan Self"in Trauma and Transformation: John Bunyan and the Birth of the Modern Self, ed. Vera Camden. Forthcoming from Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
  • "Milton and the Web" in Laura Lunger Knoppers & Gregory M. Colon Semenza, eds. Milton and Popular Culture. New York: Macmillan Palgrave, 2005
  • "Humanist Marriage and the Comedy of Errors." Renaissance and Reformation, New Series 25, (2001, pub. 2003): 45-65
  • "Milton's 'Wedded Love': Not About Sex (as we know it)." Milton Studies 40 (2001): 38-60
  • "A Second Daniel: The Jew and the "True Jew" in The Merchant of Venice." Early Modern Literary Studies 4.3 (January, 1999): 1-31 (
  • "Rough Trade: Milton as Ajax in the Place of Punishment." Prose Studies: Literature, History, Theory 19 (1996): 282-91
  • Literal Figures: Puritan Allegory and the Reformation Crisis in Representation. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1995
  • The Milton Reading Room. A Web Edition of Milton's Poetry and Selected Prose

Last Updated: 12/1/10