Ben Card

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From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Cambridge University
Project Title: 
Fictions of Heresy in Early Modern England

Ben Card is a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University in the department of English and the program of Early Modern Studies. His dissertation examines the literary methods by which heresy-hunters alleged wrong religion in the long seventeenth century. Interested in the overlap of English with other fields, he studies figures such as Francisco Suarez, Margaret Cavendish, John Milton, John Locke, and Thomas Barlow. In addition to introductory English courses, he has taught courses on drama and religion, Milton, and campus fiction at Yale, Connecticut College, and Gateway Community College. Ben holds an MSt in English Literature, 1550-1700 from the University of Oxford, where he was a Joseph L. Allbritton Scholar, and a B.A. from Georgetown in English and philosophy.