Dr Beverley Sherry

Dr Beverly Sherry

MA Qld. PhD Bryn Mawr
Honorary Associate

Research Group

  • Early Modern Literature and Culture

Current projects

  • The sound of Paradise Lost, including oral readings and reception history.
  • Poetry and Translation

Selected publications

  • Paradise Lost Aloud: Then and Now”, in What is the Human? Australian Voices from the Humanities, ed. L.E. Semler, Bob Hodge, and Philippa Kelly. (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing). 2012.
  • The Milton Encyclopedia, ed. Thomas N. Corns (New Haven & London: Yale University Press). Entries on: Achilles; Apocrypha; blindness; Ceres; decorum; epic; eternity; Hermes; Ithuriel; paradise; Ulysses; Uriel; Wesley, John; Wordsworth. 2012.
  • “Thomas Muir”, Dictionary of Sydney online. 2012.
  • “Stained glass”, Dictionary of Sydney online. 2011.
  • “Milton, Materialism, and the Sound of Paradise Lost.” Essays in Criticism 60: 220-41. 2010.
  • “The Legacy of T.S. Eliot to Milton Studies” in The Legacy of T.S. Eliot, ed. Barry Spurr, special issue of Literature and Aesthetics 18.1 (2008): 135-51; repr. Versification 5: 27-38. 2010.
  • “Hunters Hill”, Dictionary of Sydney online. 2008.
  • Introduction to John K. Hale, Milton as Multilingual: Selected Essays, 1982-2004. Otago Studies in English 8 (Dunedin: Department of English, University of Otago), pp. xi-xviii. 2005.
  • "A ‘paradise within’ can never be ‘happier farr’: reconsidering the archangel Michael’s consolation in Paradise Lost." Milton Quarterly 37: 77-91. 2003.
  • "John Martin's Apocalyptic Illustrations to Paradise Lost", in Milton and the Ends of Time: Essays on the Apocalypse and the Millennium, ed. Juliet Cummins (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pp. 123-43. 2003.
  • "Paradise Lost 'Made vocal'", Milton Quarterly 34: 128-29. 2000.
  • The Spenser Encyclopedia, ed. A.C. Hamilton, rev. ed., Toronto: Toronto University Press. Entries on Speech; Dialogue, poetic. 1997.
  • "A Fortunate Past: Stained Glass Artists and Firms of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries", Historic Environment (Journal of Australia ICOMOS) 12/2: 28-30. 1996.
  • "The Social Meaning of Stained Glass", AusGlass (Journal of the Australian Association of Glass Artists): 23-25. 1995.
  • Australia's Historic Stained Glass. Sydney: Murray Child, 1991.
  • "Stained Glass Treasures in our Churches", Heritage Australia 9/4: 34-41. 1990.
  • Hunter's Hill: Australia's Oldest Garden Suburb. Balmain (NSW): David Ell Press, 1989.
  • "Australia's Stained Glass: An Overview 1840-1988", Stained Glass Quarterly (USA), 84 (Spring): 41-51. 1989.
  • "Stained Glass in Country Houses", Heritage Australia 7/4: 2-8. 1988.
  • “Treasures in Stained Glass at the University of Sydney,” Heritage Australia 6/4: 2-5. 1987.
  • The Oxford Literary Guide to Australia, ed. Peter Pierce, Melbourne: Oxford University Press. Entry on Hunter's Hill 1987.
  • "The Stained Glass Revival", in The Bulletin Annual, ed. Robert Coupe and Jo Rudd, McMahon’s Point (NSW): Kevin Weldon, pp. 102-07. 1986.
  • "Stained Glass in Australian Houses: Windows onto Social History", Heritage Australia 5/2: 2-8. 1986.
  • "Australian Themes in Stained Glass", in Australian Council of National Trusts, Australia in Trust. Sydney: Collins, pp.70-73. 1985.
  • "Milton's 'Mystic Nativity'", Milton Quarterly 17: 108-116. 1983.
  • "Approaches to Milton via the Visual Arts", AUMLA 57: 31-39. 1982.
  • "Not by Bread Alone: the Communication of Adam and Raphael", Milton Quarterly 13: 111-113. 1979.
  • "Milton's Raphael and the Legend of Tobias", JEGP 78: 227-241. 1979.
  • "Speech in Paradise Lost", Milton Studies VIII, ed. James D. Simmonds, Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh University Press, pp.247-266. 1975.
  • Reviews in AUMLA 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003; Milton Quarterly 1997, 1999, 2001, 2007; Renaissance Quarterly 2010.

Teaching - Specific Topics

  • Milton
  • Spenser
  • literature and the visual arts
  • Australian stained glass