Steven Minas

Dornsife Fellow in General Education


  • Ph.D. English Literature, University of Southern California, 8/2022
  • MA , Georgetown University, 5/2015
  • BA , University of Arizona, 5/2012
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Steven is a Dornsife Doctoral Fellow and an EMSI Institute Ph.D Dissertation Fellow. His work on Milton and allusion has been published in Milton Studies.

    Research Keywords

    Noetics, Cognition, “Thinking Moments,” Allusion, Fragment, Figura, Pastoral (Bucolic), Cognitive Criticism, The Sublime, Virtue Ethics

    • (Spring 2023) ENGL 262. English Literature since 1800, TTh 03:30pm – 04:50pm,
    • (Spring 2023) GESM 120. Seminar in Humanistic Inquiry, TTh 09:30am – 10:50am, GFS228
    • (Spring 2023) GESM 120. Seminar in Humanistic Inquiry, TTh 12:30pm – 01:50pm, WPHB30
  • Journal Article

    • Minas, S. A. (2019). “‘The heat of Milton’s mind’: Allusion as a Mode of Thinking in Paradise Lost” University Park, PA: Milton Studies. Vol. 61 (2), pp. 186-211.
  • Other Service to the University

    • Assistant Editor, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation.,