Joan Faust

Andrew Marvell (1621-1678), Poet and Politician

Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
Poet and Politician
by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1655-1660
23 1/2 in. x 18 1/2 in. (597 mm x 470 mm) oval
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
Primary Collection
NPG 554


Joan Faust

My present research analyzes the lyric poetry of seventeenth-century British poet and loyalist Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) in the context of liminality, or the “in-between” aspects of experience. I am also the local conference chair and a member of the executive committee of the John Donne Society. Iserve as Executive Secretary of the Andrew Marvell Society, andamon the Executive Board of the South-Central Renaissance Conference. My most recent publications include works on Milton, Jonson, Dante, Donne, and Marvell.



PhD, MA, Louisiana State University. BA, Nicholls State University.


Selected Publications:

“'Upon Appleton House': Marvell's Creation of a Liminal Realm.” Explorations In Renaissance Culture 35.1 (Summer 2009): 54-74.


“Blurring the Boundaries: Ut pictura poesis and Marvell's Liminal Mower.” Studies in Philology 104.4 (Fall 2007): 526-555.


“Queenes and Jonson's Masques of Mirrors.” Explorations in Renaissance Culture 28.1 (Summer 2002): 1-29.


“'The Education of a Torturer': The Psychological Impact of the York Crucifixion.” Journal of Popular Culture 35.1 (Summer 2001): 155-168.