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Emily  Jones

Emily Jones

Emily Jones
Assistant Professor


Office: CPR 315
Phone: 813/974-9546



Emily Griffiths Jones’ research and teaching specializes in the literature of early modern England, with emphasis on Milton, Shakespeare, and women writers. She is now at work on a book about romance, religion, and politics in seventeenth-century England. The book argues for a recontextualized understanding of romance—as a multi-generic narrative structure rather than a prose genre, and as a cherished mode for Puritan republicans as well as royalists—and shows how English men and women turned to romance to construct diverse ideological communities for themselves as the chosen heroes of their nation’s turbulent history.

Before coming to USF, Dr. Jones helped create an online teaching module on Hamlet for the MIT Global Shakespeares Project, and remains invested in digital humanities and pedagogy. She is currently contemplating the design of a digital tool for visualizing the romance landscape of Spenser's Faerie Queene, for a possible future project on early modern world-building.


Ph.D. and M.A., Boston University

B.A., Randolph-Macon Woman's College

Specialty Area

Early modern literature, Milton, Shakespeare, women writers, romance and epic, biblical poetics, literature and seventeenth-century politics

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
80293ENL 3015001British Literature to 1616


CPR 464

93912ENL 4341001Milton


CPR 124

96495ENG 4906005Individual Research

TBA 100

87523ENG 6916003Directed Research

TBA 100

80289ENG 7916002Directed Research
Inst/Grad Director Approval S-U Only

TBA 100