Marlin E. Blaine

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Marlin E. Blaine



Marlin Blaine is a native of Kentucky, where he attended Transylvania University. After receiving his Ph.D. from UCLA, he taught for four years at the University of North Texas. He has been at Cal State Fullerton since 2000.  


1995, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

1991, M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

1987, B.A., Transylvania University, Kentucky

Research Areas

Politics and rhetoric in Early Modern literature; genre study; South Asian literature.

Courses Regularly Taught

Early Modern English and European literature; Shakespeare; Milton; Medieval literature; history of rhetoric; world literature; classical mythology; the Bible as literature.


“Marvell’s ‘Horatian Ode’: Cromwell, the Sword, and the Body Politic.” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, 41.1 Spring 2012.

“Srijut So-and-so’s Arabian Nights: Narrative and Psychological Rupture in Tagore’s ‘The Hungry Stones.’” South Asian Review, 32.2 (2011): 15-40.

“Envy, Eunoia, and Ethos in Jonson's Poems on Shakespeare and Drayton.”  Studies in Philology, 106 (2009): 441-455.

“The Representative Body, the Severed Head, and the Rump: Figurations of the English State, 1640-1662.”  1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries into the Early Modern Era 16 (2009): 151-167.

“Milton and the Monument Topos: ‘On Shakespeare,’ Ad Joannem Roüsium, and Poems (1645),” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 99 (2000): 215-34.

“Gustavus Adolphus, ‘True Englishmen,’ and the Politics of Caroline Poetry,” Modern Language Quarterly 59 (1998): 279-311.