Mary Grace Elliott

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
Office Location:
Skiles 315


Personal Pronouns:

Mary Grace Elliott is a Marion L. Brittain Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research and teaching focuses on how early modern literature is adapted into the composition classroom, particularly through the application of classical rhetoric to teach argument and audience. She also researches early modern English literature–particularly that of William Shakespeare and John Milton–and early modern grammar school education and rhetoric. She is particularly interested in how early modern humanism is reflected, subverted, and reinforced in popular writing and drama in the 16th and 17th centuries. Experienced in teaching literature, Women's and Gender Studies, and composition, Dr. Elliott uses a feminist socratic pedagogy in the classroom.

Course themes at Georgia Tech include:

  • (Re)Discovering Atlanta
  • Milton and Humanism
  • Musical Adaptations of American History
  • Shakespeare and Race
  • PhD, English Literature, University of New Hampshire
  • MA, English Literature, Georgia State University
  • BA, English, Georgia State University
Areas of
  • Early Modern Literature, Early Modern Education, Shakespeare, Milton, Pedagogy


  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II