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Cedric Reverand

Professor Emeritus for the Department of EnglishRic Reverand

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Cedric Reverand specializes in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English literature; he has published extensively in the area, especially on Dryden and Pope, but also on art, architecture, and music in the period. He is also the editor of one of the leading journals in the field, Eighteenth-Century Life. His hobbies include playing music (jazz on the piano, baroque music on the harpsichord—see illustration), as well as photography (see


Ph.D., Cornell University

M.A., Columbia University

B.A., Yale University

Selected Publications

An Expanding Universe: The Project of Eighteenth-Century Studies, ed. Kevin L. Cope and Reverand (New York: AMS Press, 2017)

Queen Anne and the Arts, ed. Reverand (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2014)

“The Major Work Nobody Reads: Pope’s Dunciad Variorum,” forthcoming in a Festschrift for Donald Mell (Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, forthcoming)

“The Unending Dunciad: Pope’s Weird Masterpiece,” 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Period 22 (2015): 169-89

“Dryden the Elegist: ‘To the Memory of Mr. Oldham,’ and ‘To the Pious Memory . . . of Anne Killigrew,” Approaches to Teaching the Works of Dryden, ed. Jayne Lewis and Lisa Zunshine (New York: MLA, 2013)

Dryden’s Final Poetic Mode: “The Fables” (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988)


Governor’s Arts Award (2016)

Mortar Board, Top Prof (2009)

George Duke Humphrey Distinguished Professor Award (2003) (UW’s highest honor)

Pepsi Award for Excellence (2003) (awarded by the trustees)

Betty Connors Award, Western Arts Alliance, for Outstanding Service to the Performing Arts in the West (1999)

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