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Rob Browning, Visiting Assistant Professor

Location: LA 217
Hours:  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 1:05 - 2:00, 3:05 - 4:00, and by appointment

Phone: (406) 210-1358


Rob Browning teaches courses on early modern British literature and science fiction. His research focuses on Milton, the history of poets' engagements with astronomy, and the intersections of imaginative literature and the public sphere.


Ph.D., Indiana University

M.A., University of British Columbia

B.A., Kenyon College, University of St. Andrews, SCOTLAND


Hiking, astronomy, and gardening

Teaching Experience

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Montana.  May 2005 – Present.

Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  August 2004 – May 2005.           

Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University.  Fall 2002 – Spring 2003.

Associate Instructor, Indiana University.  Fall 1997 – Spring 2002.

Groups Program Instructor and Tutor, Indiana University.  Summers 2001 and 2003.

Foreign Expert, Sichuan Union University, Chengdu, P. R. CHINA.  Fall 1995 – Summer 1996.

Foreign Expert, Guangdong Foreign Studies University, Guangzhou, P. R. CHINA. Fall 1994 – Summer 1995.

Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia, CANADA. Fall 1992  –  Spring 1994

Research Interests

 Milton, Ben Jonson, early modern literature and astronomy, the public sphere

Selected Publications

"'Immota Triumphans': Paradise Lost and Caroline Corruptions of the Roman Triumph," Milton Studies (51), 2010.

“‘To serve my purpose’: Interpretive Agency in George Wither’s A Collection of Emblemes,” in Images of Matter: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, University of Delaware Press, 2005.

“‘My God, what has sound got to do with music?!’: Interdisciplinarity in Works by T. S. Eliot and Charles Ives," in T. S. Eliot’s Orchestra: Essays, Garland Press, 2000.

Field of Study

Seventeenth-Century British, especially Milton


Milton (LIT 353), Shakespeare (LIT 323), Introduction to Literary Studies (LIT 201), British Literature: Medieval to Renaissance (LIT 220), British Literature: Enlightenment to Romantics (LIT 221), Literature and the Public Sphere (LIT 420), Milton and the Romantics (LIT 520), Science Fiction (LIT 351)