The Department of English
Phone: (646) 312-3933
Office: VC 7-274
Lauren Silberman is a Professor of English. She teaches courses at Baruch College in Medieval and Renaissance English, early women writers, classical literature and satire from Aesop through South Park. Her publications include Transforming Desire: Erotic Knowledge in Books III and IV of The Faerie Queene, Worldmaking Spenser: Explorations in the Early Modern Age (co-edited with Patrick Cheney) and articles on Edmund Spenser, Ben Jonson and L. Frank Baum. She has received the Presidential Excellence Award for Scholarship for “The Hermaphrodite and the Metamorphosis of Spenserian Allegory,” published in English Literary Renaissance 17 (1987) and reprinted in Critical Essays on Edmund Spenser, edited by Mihoki Suzuki. She has been invited to deliver the Kathleen Williams Memorial Lecture sponsored by the Spenserians at the Medieval Institute and the Hugh Maclean Memorial Lecture to the annual meeting of the International Spenser Society at the Modern Language Association. She is currently working on Biblical allegory in Shakespearean drama.
Professor Silberman received a B.A. degree from Smith College and a Ph.D. from Yale University. She has taught undergraduate courses at Yale University and the University of New Orleans and graduate courses in Renaissance literature at NYU and the CUNY Graduate Center.