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Sharon Cadman Seelig, Roe/Straut Professor in the Humanities, received the B.A. from Carleton College and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University; she has held Woodrow Wilson, Fulbright, Newberry Library, and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships. She is the author of three books: The Shadow of Eternity: Belief and Structure in Herbert, Vaughan, and Traherne (Kentucky, 1981); Generating Texts: The Progeny of Seventeenth-Century Prose (Virginia, 1996); and most recently, Autobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature: Reading Women’s Lives, 1600-1680 (Cambridge, 2006). At Smith she teaches courses ranging from English 120 (Fiction) and English 199 (Methods of Literary Study) to seventeenth-century English poetry and prose—For the Love of God and Woman; Early Modern Women Writers: Writing the Self; Shakespeare, and Milton. She is a member of the editorial board of English Literary Renaissance.