English Department
Hugh Jenkins

Hugh Jenkins

Job Title
Professor of English
Karp Hall 207

Research interests

Seventeenth- Century literature, especially Shakespeare, Jonson, and Milton; political radicalism, then and now; eighteenth-century novel; early American literature; rhetoric


Current Project: “Toward Latinitas: Revising the Defensio” (forthcoming article).

Recent publications include:

Teaching the Beatles. Edited essay collection, Routledge, 2018.

“‘Quid nomine populi intelligi velimus’: Defining the People in Milton’s ‘Second Defense'” in Milton Studies 36, 2006.

Additional media

Personal Interests

mandolins; “The Simpsons”; and the Arsenal Football Club

Academic credentials

B.A., Carleton College; M.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., Cornell University