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Abraham Stoll

Professor, English
Affiliated Professor of Graduate Theatre

Abraham Stoll, PhD, specializes in Renaissance and early modern literature, particularly the literature of seventeenth-century England. His recent book, Milton and Monotheism, is on the poetry and theology of John Milton. He also edited the five-volume edition of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene. Currently, he is working on a study of conscience in the early modern period. Stoll has taught at the University of San Diego since 2000, and was visiting professor at Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 2006-07.


Ph.D., Princeton University (2000)
B.A., Yale University
Berkeley High School (1987)


Scholarly and Creative Work

Recent Publications:

Thus Conscience. Exemplaria, forthcoming.

Clues to the Classical Tradition, in Approaches to Teaching Milton’s Paradise Lost, 2nd ed.

Milton and Monotheism. Duquesne University Press, 2009.
Macbeth's Equivocal Conscience, in Macbeth: New Critical Essays. Routledge, 2008.

Reprinted in Bloom’s Literary Criticism. New York: Chelsea House, forthcoming.

General Editor, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, 5 vol. Hackett Publishing, 2006-7.
Editor, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book Five. Hackett Publishing, 2006.
Discontinuous Wound: Milton and Deism. Milton Studies 44 (2005).

Teaching Interests

Stoll teaches a number of courses in the early modern period, including Renaissance Poetry, Literature and Culture of the Renaissance, Milton, Spenser, Introduction to Shakespeare, Advanced Studies in Shakespeare, and British Literature to 1800. He also teaches in the Old Globe/ USD Graduate Theatre Program.