1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Stephen Hequembourg


203 Dawson's Row

Office Hours:

TR 3:45 - 5:00

Class Schedule:

TR 2:00 - 3:15
TR 5:00 - 6:15
TR 6:30 - 7:45


My current book project focuses on the literature of early modern materialism, and includes chapters on Descartes, Hobbes, Milton, Andrew Marvell, and Margaret Cavendish.  I am specifically interested in the literary aspects of early modern philosophy and science, and the ways in which they make use of plot structure, genre, metaphor and metonymy.




  • “The Poetics of Materialism” (SEL 2014).
  • “Milton’s ‘Unoriginal’ Voice: Quotation Marks in Paradise Lost” (Modern Philology 2014)
  • “The Dream of a Literal World: Wilkins, Hobbes, Marvell” (ELH 2014)
  • “Hobbes’s Leviathan: A Tale of Two Bodies” (The Seventeenth Century 2013)
  • “Monism and Metaphor in Paradise Lost” (Milton Studies 2011)
  • “Marvell’s Pronouns and the Ethics of Representation” (Medieval and Early Modern Authorship 2011)


  • ACLS New Faculty Fellowship (2013-15)