B.A. Radcliffe College, Literature (1969)
Ph.D. Boston College, Literature (1977)
Areas of Expertise
Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare, Elizabeth I, Early modern women writers, Lyric poetry, Virginia Woolf.
Bell is the author of Elizabeth I: The Voice of a Monarch, Elizabethan Women and the Poetry of Courtship and numerous essays on Renaissance poetry and early modern women. She edited the classic, John Donne: Selected Poems.