Tony Lilly

Tony LillyAssociate Professor of English

P | 434-381-6289
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O | Fletcher Hall | Third Floor, 315

A.A. | Bard College at Simon’s Rock
B.A., Literary Studies | Bard College at Simon’s Rock
M.A., English | Tufts University
Ph.D., English | Tufts University

Prof. Lilly teaches 16th- and 17th-century British literature, including Shakespeare, as well as courses in poetry, sexual diversity in literature and literary theory. His most recent article examines the rhetorical strategies of the 16th-century Protestant martyr Anne Askew. His current work explores the way psychoanalytical diagnostic categories help us understand different uses of language in early modern drama. Another research project, also based in contemporary psychoanalytic theory, investigates the role of imagination and affect in pedagogy. Prof. Lilly teaches in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program and in the Gender Studies Program, is the Sweet Briar liaison to the Virginia Program at Oxford, and is the advisor for the student organization GLOW (Gay, Lesbian, or Whomever).