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Brice Peterson

Assistant Professor

4153 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602


Brice Peterson joined the faculty as an assistant professor in 2021. He completed his BA in English and Russian (’13) at Brigham Young University and his MA (’15) and PhD (’19) at Penn State University. He met his wife Rebecca while taking two English classes (Victorian Literature and Literary Theory), and they are the proud parents of two delightful children, Darcy and Bingley.

Research Interests

My research investigates how early modern British poets and playwrights think about questions of theology, medicine, gender, and genre. I am particularly interested in the work of Aemilia Lanyer, Edmund Spenser, and Christopher Marlowe. My current work examines topics including rivers in early modern theology, the curious presence of medicine in Chaucer’s The Pardoner’s Tale, death and tragedy in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, and the intertextual relationship between Spenser and women writers.

Teaching Interests

I teach courses on early modern British and early American literature. My classes often investigate issues surrounding the body and self, gender, identity, phenomenology, and epistemology.

Courses Taught