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

Intertextuality; classical reception; politics and rhetoric in Early Modern literature; genre study.

Courses Regularly Taught

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


“Not Just Herbert’s ‘Morals’: Or, Thomas Randolph, Francis Quarles, and Richard Crashaw in Dissenter Primers.” Bunyan Studies: A Journal of  Reformation and Nonconformist Culture 24 (2020), 85-92.

“The Erotic Wit of Herrick’s ‘The Parcæ’: Mythic Revision and a Metaleptic Pun on ‘Die.’” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews, online, 2020.  DOI: 10.1080/0895769X.2020.1817725 

“Lust, Spirit, and the Vice List in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129 and Galatians 5.”  The Ben Jonson Journal 27.2 (2020), 234-46.

“Sallustian Views of Nature and Ethics in Paradise Lost, Book 8.”  Notes & Queries 67.3 (2020), 382-83.  doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjaa095.

“’Worke it into one relish, and savour’: Jonson’s Discoveries.” Oxford Handbook of Ben Jonson. Ed. Eugene Giddens. (Oxford: Oxford University Press), June 2019.

Jacopone da Todi, Lauda 48 (O Signor, per cortesia), Translation and Commentary, Delos: A Journal of Translation and World Literature, 34.1 (2019) 28-38.

“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.

Office Hours

Spring 2024

TWTh 2:00pm-3:00pm