Executive committee

Officers and elected members



Matthew Augustine

Matthew Augustine


Matthew Augustine is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of St Andrews.

He is the author of Aesthetics of Contingency: Writing, Politics, and Culture in England, 1639-89 (Manchester, 2018), a study of imaginative and polemical writing from the Bishops’ Wars to the Glorious Revolution and beyond; he is also co-editor, with Christopher D’Addario, of Texts and Readers in the Age of Marvell (Manchester, 2018). A member of the Marvell Society since 2010, Matthew has previously served as Vice President (2016-18) and Webmaster and Editor of Publications (2012-18).

Contact Matthew at mca3@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Joanna Picciotto

Joanna Picciotto

Vice President

Joanna Picciotto is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

Labors of Innocence in Early Modern England (Harvard, 2010), Joanna’s first book, is a wide-ranging study of intellectual labor and knowledge production centered on the early modern recuperation of Adam as an agent of ‘innocent curiosity’. She is currently working on two projects: a study of poetry and natural theology in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and a study of innovations in communicative action by groups across the same span.

Contact Joanna at jpicciotto@uberkeley.edu.

Alex Garganigo

Alex Garganigo

Past President

Alex Garganigo is Associate Professor of English at Austin College.

Alex’s recent book, Samson’s Cords: Imposing Oaths in Milton, Marvell, and Butler (Toronto, 2018) examines the radically different responses of these writers to the existential crises posed by the imposition of loyalty oaths in civil war and Restoration England. His work on Shakespeare, Milton, and Marvell has appeared in journals such as SEL, Milton Studies, and Criticism.

Contact Alex at agarganigo@austincollege.edu.



Stephanie Coster

Stephanie Coster

Executive Secretary

Stephanie Coster received her PhD from the University of Leicester. Her doctoral thesis, ‘Andrew Marvell and the Puritan Whigs’, investigated Marvell’s engagement, after the Restoration, with political groups who were more invested in parliament than in the crown, and whose religious and political values remained strongly influenced by the English Civil War. Her work has appeared in such journals as Marvell Studies and the Review of English Studies.

Contact Stephanie at sjc107@st-andrews.ac.uk

Ryan Netzley

Ryan Netzley


Ryan Netzley is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University.

Ryan’s research interests include Renaissance literature, particularly seventeenth-century lyric and Milton, literature of the English Reformation, and critical and poststructuralist theory. His most recent book is Lyric Apocalypse: Milton, Marvell, and the Nature of Events (Fordham, 2015), an examination of Milton’s and Marvell’s attempts to conceive of apocalyptic change in the present.

Contact Ryan at rnetzley@siu.edu.

Elected Members

  • Christopher D’Addario (Gettysburg College), 2018-21
  • Kelly Duquette (Emory University), 2018-21
  • Geoffrey Emerson (University of Alabama), 2017-20
  • Ann Huse (John Jay College), 2018-21
  • Madeline Lesser (University of California, Berkeley), 2019-22
  • Giulio Pertile (University of St Andrews), 2019-22
  • Patricia Garcia (University of Texas, Austin), ex officio, President SCRC