Thomas H. Luxon

Professor of English

In teaching and scholarship, I have focused on literature of the English Renaissance and Reformation, with a particular interest in John Milton, John Bunyan, and 17th-century English religion and politics. I am keenly interested in technological innovations for teaching and learning. I served from 2004 to 2013 as the inaugural Cheheyl Professor and director of the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning.

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A.B. Brown University
A.M. University of Chicago
Ph.D. University of Chicago

Selected Publications

Book:  “Single Imperfection”: Milton, Marriage and Friendship. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2005

Book:  Literal Figures: Puritan Allegory and the Reformation Crisis in Representation. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1995

Edition:  The John Milton Reading Room, an online edition of Milton's complete poetry and selected prose, (

Article:  “‘How Human Life Began’: Milton’s Adam in Paradise Lost Book 9,” in Sex Before Sex, edited by William Stockton, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2013, 263-90.

Article:  “Teaching Paradise Lost with an Online Edition” in Approaches to Teaching Paradise Lost, 2nd ed. Ed. Peter Herman. New York: Modern Language Association Press, 2012, 189-91.

Article:  Vicki V. May, Thomas H. Luxon, Kathy Weaver, Rachel Esselstein, and Cynthia Char. "Development of Case Stories by Interviewing Students about their Critical Moments in Science, Math, and Engineering Classes." Numeracy:  Advancing Education in Quantitative Literacy: The Electronic Journal of the National Numeracy Network 1.1 (2008) (

Article:  With Thomas Cormen and others, “Sources and Citation at Dartmouth College: why learning to cite sources is an essential part of your education.” Online at

Article:  “One Soul vs. One Flesh: Friendship, Marriage, and the Puritan Self” in Trauma and Transformation: The Political Progress of John Bunyan, ed. Vera Camden. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007

Article:  “Milton and the Web” in Laura Lunger Knoppers & Gregory M. Colon Semenza, eds. Milton and Popular Culture.  New York: Macmillan Palgrave, 2006

Article:  “Humanist Marriage and the Comedy of Errors.” Renaissance and Reformation 37 ed. Elizabeth Sauer and Jennifer Anderson (2001, pub. 2003): 45-65

Article:  "A Second Daniel: The Jew and the "True Jew" in The Merchant of Venice." Early Modern Literary Studies 4.3 (January, 1999): 1-31 (

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Works in Progress

“The Early Milton,” an entry for the Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature,  Volume 2: 1558-1660, ed. Patrick Cheney and Philip Hardie. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013

Miltonic Conversations

A new edition of John Milton’s Eikonoklastes in The John Milton Reading Room. Beta rollout at