Dr. Marla LunderbergAssociate Professor of English
Marla Lunderberg began teaching at Hope in 1994. Her teaching interests are wide-ranging: Shakespeare, British literature, cultural heritage, English composition, First Year Seminar and Senior Seminar.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Marla's field of expertise is 17th-century British literature. She loves encouraging students as they tackle John Milton’s Paradise Lost and dissect John Donne’s Holy Sonnets. She has a secondary field of interest in Asian studies; she has led students on Hope’s May Term to Japan and has served as Hope’s Meiji Gakuin exchange professor.
- Ph.D., early modern British literature, University of Chicago, 1996
- M.A., University of Chicago, 1986
- B.A., English, French, Hope College, 1982
HONORS, GRANTS & AWARDS
- Study tour of Japan and Korea, Great Lakes College Association – Global Liberal Arts Alliance grant, 2019
- Provost’s Award for Excellence in Advising, Hope College, 2018
- “Beyond East and West: Exchanges and Interactions across the Early Modern World (1400-1800),” National Endowment for the Humanities Institute at Indiana University, 2017
- Field study in China, Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) grant, 2011
- “Infusing East Asia into the Undergraduate Curriculum” Asian Studies Development Program Institute at University of Hawaii East-West Center, Freeman Foundation grant, 2008
- “Why Go to Church When You're On Vacation?” Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought, May/June 2015
- “Toss the Coin, Clap Your Hands, and Pray!” Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought, February, 2012
- “John Donne’s Strategies for Discreet Preaching,” SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900 44.1, 2004
Outside the college
In her spare time, Marla loves travel, hiking, photography and ballroom dancing.