Renaissance

Renaissance and Early Modern

The study of the Renaissance in England is one of the great strengths of our department. We have a remarkable group of scholar-critics, a group that is both various and harmonious. We all know, respect (and read) each other's work, and we all collaborate in our long-running and very successful Renaissance Workshop. Together, our strengths include comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives on the English Renaissance, with close attention to the intersection of formal and historical models of literary study.

Faculty Members

Rachel Galvin

Rachel Galvin

Research Interests: Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization |AmericanLatino Literature| Twentieth-Century American Literature| Contemporary Literature | European Modernism| Literary History| Literature and the Arts| Poetry and Poetics| Translation
Tim Harrison

Timothy Harrison

Research Interests: Critical Theory| Renaissance and Early Modern Literature| History of Ideas | History of Literary Criticism| History of Science | Literary History | Literature and Philosophy| Nonfiction Prose
Ellen MacKay

Ellen MacKay

Research Interests: Renaissance and Early Modern Literature | Digital Humanities | Drama
Josephine McDonagh

Josephine McDonagh

Research Interests: 19th century British literature| Politics of literary expression
Joshua Scodel

Joshua Scodel

Research Interests: Renaissance and Early Modern Literature| History of Ideas |History of Literary Criticism | Literature and Philosophy |Political Theory
Stier

Richard Strier

Research Interests: History of Ideas | History of Literary Criticism | Literature and Philosophy | Nonfiction Prose | Poetry and Poetics | Political Theory