Jameela Lares, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English

English Renaissance and 17th-century literature, especially Milton; history of rhetoric, especially English reformed preaching; Bible and biblical style; children's and young adult literature.

BOOKS
Paradise Lost, books XI and XII, Variorum Commentary on the Poems of John Milton, ed. Paul J. Klemp (Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 2012).


Milton and the Preaching Arts (Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, and Cambridge: James Clarke, 2001).

BOOKS IN PROGRESS
Edition and translation of Milton=s Artis Logicae Plenior Institutio for the Clarendon complete edition of Milton=s Works (Oxford University Press), eds. Gordon Campbell and Thomas N. Corns.

ARTICLES
“Rhetoric," "Quintilian," and "William Perkins," Milton Encyclopedia, ed. Thomas N. Corns (New Haven: Yale UP, 2012).


“Bunyan’s Progress and Glanvill’s Stand: Narration and Stasis in Later Seventeenth-Century English Religious Discourse,” New Chapters in the History of Rhetoric, ed. Laurent Pernot, International Studies in the History of Rhetoric (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009), 565-73; repr. in Bulgarian, ed. Lilia Metiodeva (Sofia: U P of St. Kliment Oridski, 2010), 505-13.


"Milton and the Bible," Approaches to Teaching Milton’s Shorter Poetry and Prose, ed. Peter C. Herman (New York: Modern Language Association, 2007), 110-113.


"Review Essay: Negotiating the Labyrinth," (Digressive Voices in Early Modern Literature, Anne Cotterill), Huntington Library Quarterly 69 (2006): 631-36.


"William Ames," British Rhetoricians and Logicians, 1500-1660, second series, ed. Edward Malone, Dictionary of Literary Biography 281 (Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2003), 3-13.


"Matthew Sutcliffe," British Rhetoricians and Logicians, 1500-1660, second series, ed. Edward Malone, Dictionary of Literary Biography 281 (Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2003), 304-310.


"Officium concionatoris (1676) and the Survival of Doctrines-and-Uses Preaching," Commemorative issue for John M. Steadman, Cithara 41 (2001): 37-49.


"Classical and Christian Conflicts in Keckermann"s De rhetoricae ecclesiasticae utilitate," Advances in the History of Rhetoric 3 (1998): 57-66. Repr. Advances in the History of Rhetoric: The First Six Years, ed. Richard Leo Enos and David E. Beard (Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2007).


"Arguments in Quintilian Against Rhetoric: John Milton and >Regenerate Reason," in Quintiliano: Historia y Actualidad de le Rétorica: Actas del Congreso Internacional, eds. Albaladejo, Del Rio and Cabellero, 3 vols. (Calahorra, Spain: Instituto de Estudios Riojanos, 1998), III:1373-1380.


"Milton and the 'Office of a Pulpit,'" Ben Jonson Journal 3 (1996): 109-126.


"Paradise Lost, XI and XII and the Homiletic Tradition," Milton Studies 34 (1996): 99-116.


"Biblical Metaphor and the Development of Prose Style," Canadian Journal of Rhetorical Studies, 7 (1996): 83-93.


"Chaucer's Retractions: A 'Verray Parfit Penitence.'" Cithara 34 (1994): 18-33.


"Christian Knights and the Rhetoric of Religious Controversy, 1500-1800," in Rhetoric in the Vortex of Cultural Studies, ed. Arthur Walzer (Minneapolis: Burgess, 1993), 131-38.


"The Duchess of Malfi and Catherine of Valois," Notes and Queries, new series, 40 (1993): 208-211.

ARTICLES IN PROGRESS
"Milton's Artis Logicae Plenior Institutio in the Context of the Renaissance Trivium," A Concise Companion to the Study of Manuscripts, Printed Books, and the Production of Early Modern Texts: A Festschrift for Gordon Campbell, ed. Edward Jones (Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming).
"Review Essay: Milton’s Rhetoric” (Between Worlds: The Rhetorical Universe of Paradise Lost, William Pallister; Milton and the Art of Rhetoric, Daniel Shore), Rhetorica (forthcoming).


Edition and translation of Sutcliffe's 15-pagepreaching manual, De Concionum Formulis Earumque Varia Tractatione Libellus, for Rhetorica.

REVIEWS
A Concise Companion to Milton (Angelica Duran, editor), Milton Quarterly 43 (2009): 74-76.


“A Review of Elizabeth Sauer’s Plenary Lecture [at the 5th Triennial Intl. John Bunyan Society Conference]: ‘Milton, Bunyan, the Holy Nation, and Trials of Tolerance.’” The Recorder 14 (2008): 4.


'Paper-contestations' and Textual Communities in England, 1640-1675 (Elizabeth Sauer), Seventeenth-Century News 65 (2007): 141-44.


Reforming Empire: Protestant Colonialism and Conscience in British Literature (Christopher Hodgkins), Christianity and Literature 53.4 (2004): 544-46.


The English Sermon Revised: Religion, Literature and History 1600-1750 (Ed. Lori Anne Ferrell and Peter McCullough), Church History 72.3 (2003): 668-669.


Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in AParadise Lost@ (Karen L. Edwards), Journal of English and Germanic Philology 102 (2003): 160-162


Milton and the Natural World: Science and Poetry in “Paradise Lost” (Karen L. Edwards), Journal of English and Germanic Philology 102 (2003): 160-162


Representing Revolution in Milton and His Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in Radical Puritanism (David Loewenstein), Seventeenth-Century News 50 (2002): 202-205.


Book and Verse: A Guide to Middle English Biblical Literature (James H. Morey), Church History 71 (2002): 651.


“A Review of Peter Rudnytsky’s Plenary Lecture [at the 3rd Triennial Intl. John Bunyan Society Conference]: Dissociation and Decapitation.” The Recorder 8 (2002); 5-6.

"Pondering Oft": Lettura argomentativa del "Paradise Regained" di John Milton (Daniele Borgogni), Milton Quarterly 35 (2001): 57-59.


Between the Ancients and the Moderns: Baroque Culture in Restoration England (Joseph M. Levine), History: Reviews of New Books 28.3 (2000): 117.


Milton and Heresy (Stephen B. Dobranski and John P. Rumrich, eds.), Seventeenth Century News 57 (1999): 200-202.


The Radical Rhetoric of the English Deists: The Discourse of Skepticism, 1680-1750 (James A. Herrick), Rhetoric Society Quarterly 30 (2000): 93-95.


Sir Henry Vane, Theologian: A Study in Seventeenth-Century Religious and Political Discourse (David Parnham), Church History 67 (1998): 585-586.


Christian Plain Style: The Evolution of a Spiritual Ideal (Peter Auksi), Rhetorica 16 (1998): 439-441.


Humanism and the Rhetoric of Toleration (Gary Remer), Rhetoric Society Quarterly 27.4 (1997): 98-101.


Review Essay, The Rhetoric of Politics in the English Revolution, 1642-1600 (Elizabeth Skerpan) and The Rhetoric of Courtship in Elizabethan Language and Literature (Catherine Bates), Rhetoric Society Quarterly 26.3 (1996): 61-64.