Department of English

Barbara Brumbaugh

Barbara Brumbaugh Lecturer
8006 Haley Center

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 12:30-1:40 pm & 5:00-5:30 pm
  • Thursday 12:30-1:40 pm & 5:00-5:30 pm


Barbara Brumbaugh received her Ph.D. in English Literature from the Ohio State University.  Her main areas of specialization are Renaissance literature, especially religious and political controversy in sixteenth-century literature, and epic as genre. Other areas of interest include allegory, medieval literature, classical literature, and the history of rhetoric. Her book, Apocalyptic History and the Protestant Cause in Sir Philip Sidney’s Revised Arcadia, has been published by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.  She has also had articles published in Modern Philology, Spenser Studies, and SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900. At Auburn she teaches World Literature I and II, British Literature I, Introduction to Women’s Studies, and English Composition I and II.

Representative Publications

  • Apocalyptic History and the Protestant Cause in Sir Philip Sidney’s Revised Arcadia.  Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2018.  Medieval and Renaissance Texts & Studies Ser. 468.  (511 + xii pp.). ISBN 978-0-86698-521-5.
  • Jerusalem Delivered and the Allegory of Sidney’s Revised Arcadia.” Modern Philology, vol. 101, no. 3, Feb. 2004, pp. 337-370.
  • “Temples Defaced and Altars in the Dust: Edwardian and Elizabethan Church Reform and Sidney's ‘Now Was Our Heav’nly Vault Deprived of the Light.’” Spenser Studies, vol. 16, 2002, pp. 197-229.
  •  “‘Under the Pretty Tales of Wolves and Sheep’: Sidney’s Ambassadorial Table Talk and the Protestant Hunting Dialogues.”  Spenser Studies, vol. 14, 2000, pp. 273-290.
  • “Cecropia and the Church of Antichrist in Sir Philip Sidney’s New Arcadia.”  SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, vol. 38, no. 1, Winter 1998, pp. 19-43.

Last Updated: September 05, 2019