Office: 122 Jewett Hall, Augusta Campus
Phone: (207) 621-3401
B.A., University of Michigan at Flint, 1983
M.A., Michigan State University, 1993
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1997
A native of Michigan, Robert Kellerman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan at Flint and a master’s and doctoral degree from Michigan State University, where he specialized in medieval and Renaissance English literature. His dissertation focused on poetic paraphrases of the seven penitential psalms from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, examining such writers from medieval poets Thomas Brampton and Richard Maidstone to the more familiar Sir Thomas Wyatt, George Gascoigne, John Donne, and George Herbert.
Dr. Kellerman has worked both in and out of academic settings. He has been a professional editor, a communications and public relations director, and a musician, having performed with various early music ensembles since the early 1980s. He has taught literature and composition at Michigan State University, Alma College (Michigan), and, previous to his appointment at UMA, in the far west Pacific at the University of Guam.
In his free time, he enjoys reading, swimming, camping, hiking, music-making, travel, and exploring Maine.
At UMA, Dr. Kellerman teaches:
English 101: College Writing
English 102: Introduction to Literature
English 202: Survey of British Literature, Medieval to 18th Century
English 300: Critical Analysis and Theory
English 301: History of the English Language
English 346: Studies in Mythology: Arthurian Literature
English 376: Medieval Literature
English 377: Renaissance Literature
English 466: Shakespeare
Women’s Studies/Humanities 301: Introduction to LGBT Studies
His research interests include early English devotional and religious literature, medieval and Renaissance drama, Shakespeare, and contemporary lgbt literature. Because his field is unfamiliar territory for many of his students, he strives to make connections between the distant past and the present, reading early cultures in how they differ radically from but also lay the foundations for the modern world.
“‘Remember You Your Cue’: Ludus and Mimesis in The Merry Wives of Windsor.” Explorations in Renaissance Culture (2011).
“A Room of One’s Own in Banana Yoshimoto’s Kitchen.” Pacific Asia Inquiry 1.1 (2010).