Paula Loscocco received her B.A. in English from Smith College and her Ph.D. in English from Boston College. She is currently Associate Professor of English at Lehman College, where she teaches early modern and eighteenth-century literature; she has also taught at Barnard College and Sarah Lawrence College. She is the editor of the three-volume Katherine Philips (1631/32-1664): Printed Works 1651-1729 (Ashgate 2007), and the author of scholarly articles on Philips, psalmic poetry and polemics in 1650s England, John Milton’s Samson Agonistes, and Lawrence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, published in the Renaissance Quarterly, Milton Studies, and The Eighteenth Century, among other venues. She has also published teaching essays on Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa, Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park (forthcoming), and early women writers with the MLA and the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and teaching awards from Barnard and Lehman Colleges. She is currently at work on two book-length manuscripts, The Miltonic Wheatley and Milton, Royalist Writers, and the Opening of English Literature.