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About Joshua S. Reid

Joshua Reid joined the Literature and Language faculty in 2012. He teaches British Literature I and II, European Literature, Bible as Literature, and Milton and His Age. His publications include articles on Dantean portraiture in California Italian Studies, Early Modern Translation Studies in The Spenser Review, and Early Modern translations of Tasso in Forum for Modern Language Studies. His scholarly edition, The Italian Romance Epic in English, 1590-1600, is forthcoming from the Modern Humanities Research Association in 2018. He is Technical Editor for Nineteenth Century Gender Studies and General Editor for The Manchester Spenser.


Present Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Studies, East Tennessee State University Literature and Language, College of Arts and Sciences

Curriculum Vitae


2017 Instructional Development Grant
East Tennessee State University
2015 Small Grant
Research Development Committee
2009 Brenda Pfaehler Professional Development Grant
National College Learning Center Association
2008 Special Funds Grant
Parents Association Board
2005 Renaissance Center Consortium Grant
Newberry Library
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present General Editor, The Manchester Spenser
Present Member, Association for the Study of Literature & Environment
Present Member, Dante Society of America
Present Member, International Spenser Society
Present Member, Milton Society of America
Present Member, Modern Language Association
Present Member, National Council of Teachers of English
Present Member, Renaissance Society of America
Present Member, South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Present Member, The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing
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Honors and Awards

  • 2006 - William J. Sowder Award for Best Graduate Student Critical Paper, University of Kentucky
  • 2007 - Outstanding Teaching Assistant in a Literature Class, University of Kentucky
  • 2009 - Team Excellence Award, Illinois State University
  • 2013 - Charles Hall Grandgent Award, Dante Society of America
  • 2014 - College of Arts and Sciences Non-Regular Faculty Award, East Tennessee State University
  • 2017 - Travel Award for Arts and Sciences Faculty, East Tennessee State University
  • 2018-2022 - Research Collaborator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant (Canada), “Trajectories of Translation in Early Modern Britain (1473-1660): Routes, Mediations, Networks.”


  • ENGL 1020: Critical Thinking and Argumentation
  • ENGL 1010: Critical Reading and Expository Writing
  • ENGL 2110: American Literature Survey I
  • ENGL 2220: British Literature Survey II
  • ENGL 2210: British Literature Survey I
  • ENGL 2238: Honors Survey of British Literature
  • ENGL 2430: European Literature (Lecture and Online)
  • ENGL 2438: Honors Survey of European Literature
  • ENGL 3700: The Bible as Literature
  • ENGL 4200: Shakespeare and His Age
  • ENGL 4690: Milton and His Age
  • ENGL 4957/5957: Special Topics: Dante’s Divine Comedy


2013 PhD, English, University of Kentucky
2012 MA, Art History, University of Kentucky
2004 MA, English, University of Kentucky
2000 BA, English and Communication Studies, Virginia Tech

Contact Information

PO Box 70683
Johnson City, TN 37614

Office: Burleson 108
Phone: 423-439-6681


Articles and Book Chapters (6)

Book Reviews (7)

Invited Keynotes and Talks (4)

Conference Presentations (12)