Julianne Werlin

Julianne Werlin

Bacca Foundation Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Culture and Society

My teaching and research interests include early-modern poetry and prose, literary stylistics, state formation, utopianism, the history of technology, and the sociology of literary forms. My current project, entitled Paperworks: Bureaucracy and Literature in Early Modern England, explores  the effects of bureaucratic methods on the development of literary styles and genres over the course of the seventeenth century, in the works of Bacon, Milton, Marvell and Samuel Pepys.


  • Ph.D., Princeton University 2012

Werlin, J. “Francis Bacon and the art of misinterpretation.” Pmla, vol. 130, no. 2, Mar. 2015, pp. 236–51. Scopus, doi:10.1632/pmla.2015.130.2.236. Full Text

Werlin, J. “Providence and perspective in Philip Sidney's old arcadia.” Sel  Studies in English Literature, vol. 54, no. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 25–40. Scopus, doi:10.1353/sel.2014.0010. Full Text

Werlin, J. “DEREK HIRST and STEVEN N. ZWICKER. Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane..” The Review of English Studies, vol. 64, no. 264, Oxford University Press (OUP), Apr. 2013, pp. 345–47. Crossref, doi:10.1093/res/hgs116. Full Text

Werlin, J. “The review of english studies prize essay: Marvell and the strategic imagination: Fortification in upon Appleton house.” Review of English Studies, vol. 63, no. 260, June 2012, pp. 370–87. Scopus, doi:10.1093/res/hgs047. Full Text

Werlin, Julianne. “The Coast of Utopia.” Novel, vol. 49, no. 1, Duke University Press, 2016, pp. 171–74. Crossref, doi:10.1215/00295132-3458405. Full Text

Selected Grants

Paperworks: Literature and Bureaucracy in Early Modern England awarded by Folger Institute (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018