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Kevin Petersen

Kevin Peterson
Dr. Kevin L PetersenLecturer
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEnglish
  • Phone(978) 934-4095
  • OfficeO'Leary Library - 500F

Research Interests

16th century poetry; historiographic iconography; translations of classical literature


  • Ph D: English, (2012), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: : Elizabeth's Fruitless Crown: Ovidian Poetry, The End of Tudor Genealogy, and the Incomplete Past
  • MA: English and American Literature, (2001), University of New York - New York, NY
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: The Spirit and the Body in Legacies of Troilus and Cressida
  • BA: History, (1995), University of California Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, CA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Dictated Democracy: Standardizing the American High School, 1890-1930

Awards and Honors

  • Dissertation Fellowship (2007) - University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Teaching Fellowship, English (2006) - Stonehill College
  • Walter Chmielewski Fellowship (2002) - University of Massachusetts
  • Joseph Langland Prize (2001) - University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence (1995) - University of California Santa Cruz


  • Petersen, K.L. (2017) "Shakespeare and Sententiae: The Use of Quotation in Lucrece," UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. Shakespeare and Quotation (pp. 1-16).

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Dissertation Fellowship (2007), Fellowship - University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Teaching Fellow, English (2006), Fellowship - Stonehill College