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Patricia Taylor

Patricia Taylor

Assistant Professor of English

Department: Department of Modern Languages
Phone: 712-279-5516
Email: Patricia.Taylor@briarcliff.edu
Office Location: Heelan Hall Room 303


  • Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature, University of Connecticut.
  • M.A. in English, University of Connecticut
  • B.A. in English, Biola University
  • A.A.S., Whatcom Community College
Patricia Taylor


Dr. Patricia Taylor has been an assistant professor of English at Briar Cliff since 2016. She teaches composition and British literature. Her research focuses on early modern literature, as well as religion and literature, book history, adaptation theory, and science fiction.

Prior to BCU, Taylor was awarded the Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s writing and communication program — where she also received a Pedagogical Excellence Award for her outstanding instruction. Taylor is currently working on a book project titled “Writing with the Word: Collaborative Authorship and the Imitation of Christ in Early Modern England.” 




  • “The Son as Collaborator in Paradise Regained.” SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 51.1 (2011): 189-198.
  • “Criminal Appropriation of Shakespeare in Jasper Fforde’s Something Rotten.” College Literature 37.4 (2010): 23-41.
  •  “‘This is Not the Play’: Shakespeare and Space Opera in Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga.” Shakespearean Echoes. Eds. Adam Hansen and Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2015. 155-167.