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 130.2 (March 2015): 236-251. Full Text

Werlin, J. "Providence and Perspective in Philip Sidney’s Old Arcadia." SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 54.1 (2014): 25-40. Full Text

Werlin, J. "Andrew Marvell, Orphan of the Hurricane." REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES 64.264 (April 2013): 345-347. Full Text

Selected Grants

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