TEACHING

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Andrew Marvell: A Literary Life (under contract with Palgrave Macmillan, est. 2021).

Aesthetics of Contingency: Writing, Politics, and Culture in England, 1639-1689 (Manchester University Press, in press)

Edited Collections

Texts and Readers in the Age of Marvell, ed. with Christopher D’Addario (Manchester University Press, in press).

Lord Rochester in the Restoration World, ed. with Steven N. Zwicker (Cambridge University Press, 2015; paperback 2017).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

'“A Mastery in Fooling": Marvell, the Mock-Book, and the Surprising Life of "Mr. Bayes"', Studies in Philology 112.2 (2015): 353-78.

'Beyond Politics? Marvell and the Fortunes of Context', Literature Compass 11.4 (2014): 235-45.

'The Chameleon or the Sponge? Marvell, Milton, and the Politics of Literary History', Studies in Philology 111.1 (2014): 134-64.

'Dryden's Mysterious Writ and the Empire of Signs', Huntington Library Quarterly 74.1 (2011): 1-22.

'"Lillies without, Roses within": Marvell's Poetics of Indeterminacy and the Nymph Complaining', Criticism 74.2 (2008): 255-78.

Review Articles

'That Slumbering Leviathan: Milton in the Restoration', Huntington Library Quarterly 80.4 (2018): 667-74

Book Chapters

'How John Dryden Read His Milton: The State of Innocence Reconsidered', in Texts and Readers in the Age of Marvell, ed. Christopher D'Addario and Matthew C. Augustine (Manchester University Press, forthcoming), 8,000-word typescript.

'The Invention of Dryden as Satirist', in The Oxford Handbook of Eighteenth-Century Satire, ed. Paddy Bullard (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), 8,500-word typescript.

'Marvell and Print Culture', in The Oxford Handbook of Marvell, ed. Martin Dzelzainis and Edward Holberton (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), 8,500-word typescript.

'Trading Places: Lord Rochester, the Laureate, and the Making of Literary Reputation', in Lord Rochester in the Restoration World, ed. Matthew C. Augustine and Steven N. Zwicker (Cambridge University Press, 2015), 55-78.

'Borders and Transitions in Marvell's Poetry', in The Cambridge Companion to Andrew Marvell, ed. Derek Hirst and Steven N. Zwicker (Cambridge University Press, 2011), 46-67.

Aesthetics of Contingency 

Texts and Readers in the Age of Marvell 
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Dr Matthew Augustine

Education and Experience

Matthew Augustine is Senior Lecturer in Seventeenth-Century English Literature. He received his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his MA and PhD from Washington University in St Louis. Prior to his appointment at St Andrews, Matthew taught literature in the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.

Research Interests

Dr Augustine lectures on English literature from the early modern period to the early eighteenth century. While much of his work focuses on the politics of discourse in civil war and Restoration England, he has further interests in literary aesthetics, print culture, and reception history. Matthew's first book, Aesthetics of Contingency: Writing, Politics, and Culture in England, 1639-89 (Manchester, 2018), examined the relationship between political instability and imaginative writing in the age of 'England's troubles’. He has also co-edited two volumes of essays: Lord Rochester in the Restoration World (Cambridge, 2015) and Texts and Readers in the Age of Marvell (Manchester, 2018). From 2012 to 2018, Matthew was Editor-in-Chief of Marvell Studies, the official publication of the Andrew Marvell Society. He is now working on a 'literary life' of Marvell, the great poet and politician from Hull.

Matthew welcomes inquiries from prospective research students working at the intersection of politics and literature in early modern England or with other interests that overlap with his own.

Dr Matthew Augustine

Contact information

Room: CH 14
Phone: 2687
mca3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Consultation hours:
Wed 1200-1400

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