Ben Moran

Ben Moran

Ben Moran

PhD in English Candidate

515 Denney Hall
Columbus campus

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Areas of Expertise

  • Renaissance literature
  • Ecocriticism/environmental humanities
  • Poetry and poetics


  • MA, The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies, The University of Alabama, 2015
  • BA, Western Michigan University, 2013



Ben Moran is a PhD candidate specializing in Renaissance literature and ecocriticism. His research focuses on premodern environments, agriculture and husbandry, and the history of science. He is currently completing a dissertation, Searching for Soil with the Early Moderns, which explores the changing understandings and representations of soil in Renaissance literature and culture. He has presented portions of this dissertation at the Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, the International Congress on Medieval Studies, and the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference.

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