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Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Early modern literature; Shakespeare; colonial America; book history. Professor Mylander teaches courses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature and culture; colonialism and the Atlantic world; Shakespeare; and Milton. Other teaching interests include the sonnet (16th-21st centuries); literature and revolution from Shakespeare to Austen; and devils and angels in print and visual culture. Current research explores the role of Shakespeare as a tool used by the colonial elite to teach the "refinement" of manners, speech, and mind in British America before 1725. This work is part of a larger project focused on the circulation of english imprints throughout the seventeenth-century Atlantic World that highlights a wide range of books, including best-selling medical books, devotional books, and prose histories/novellas.