Elizabeth Sauer


Office: GLA 135
905 688 5550  x3887

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Killam Research Laureate

Teaching Areas: Early Modern Literature, Milton

2018 Women’s Bookscapes in Early Modern Britain, ed. Leah Knight, Micheline White, Elizabeth Sauer; Afterword by Margaret Ezell (University of Michigan Press)

2018 Elizabeth Sauer, ed. Emergent Nation: Early Modern British Literature in Transition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Pbk & hbk.

Elizabeth Sauer and Angelica Duran, eds. Milton in the Americas. Milton Studies, vol. 58 (Duquesne UP).

2016 Elizabeth Sauer. Milton, Toleration, and Nationhood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pbk; 2014 hbk.


2014 Elizabeth Sauer. “Bradstreet, the English Civil War, and the Transatlantic Book Trade,” Winner of the Montaigne Prize.

2012 Peter C. Herman and Elizabeth Sauer, eds. The New Milton Criticism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). www.cambridge.org/aus/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9781107603950

2010 Elizabeth Sauer and Julia M. Wright, eds. Reading the Nation in English Literature (London & New York: Routledge, 2010).

2007 Sharon Achinstein and Elizabeth Sauer, eds. Milton and Toleration (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007): winner of the Irene Samuel Memorial Award, Milton Society of America, 2008

2006 Elizabeth Sauer, ed. Milton and the Climates of Reading: Essays by Balachandra Rajan (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006), named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title of the Year.

2006 Elizabeth Sauer. “Milton’s Of True Religion, Protestant Nationhood, and the Negotiation of Liberty,” Milton Quarterly 40.1 (2006): 1-19, winner of the James Holly Hanford Award for Most Distinguished Essay; Milton Society of America, 2007

2004 Helen Ostovich and Elizabeth Sauer, eds. Reading Early Modern Women (New York and London: Routledge), winner of The Society for the Study of Early Modern Woman Award for the best Collaborative Work published in 2004 on a topic relating to early modern women; 2005

1999 Balachandra Rajan and Elizabeth Sauer, eds. Milton and the Imperial Vision (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press): winner of the Irene Samuel Memorial Award, Milton Society of America, 2000

Sauer also authored additional monographs including “Paper-contestations” and Textual Communities in England 1640-1675 (University of Toronto Press, 2005) and Barbarous Dissonance and Images of Voice in Milton’s Epics (McGill-Queen’s UP, 1996), and edited/co-edited additional collections, including Imperialisms: Historical and Literary Investigations 1500-1900 (with Balachandra Rajan) (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2004; Istanbul: KureYayinlari, 2006), Books and Readers in Early Modern England (with Jennifer Andersen) (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002), and Agonistes: Arenas of Creative Contest (with Janet Lungstrum) (New York, 1997).

Early Modern English Nationhood and Transatlantic Literature, funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant