Vladimir Brljak, General Editor

Vladimir Brljak is Assistant Professor in Early Modern Literature in the Department of English Studies at Durham University. He works mainly on English literary and intellectual history, 15001700, with wider interests in the history of poetics and hermeneutics in the Western tradition. His articles have appeared in such journals as Milton QuarterlyNeuphilologische Mitteilungen, The Review of English Studies, Reformation and Renaissance Review, Studies in Medievalism, and Studies in Philology, as well as collections on the work of John Milton and the reception of Aristotle's Poetics. He has edited Allegory Studies: Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge, 2021) and his current projects include The Allegorical Heresy, a monograph consolidating his doctoral and postdoctoral research on allegory in English literature and poetics c.15751675. He is a recipient of The Review of English Studies Essay Prize (2015) and has held research fellowships at the University of Cambridge (Thole Research Fellow, Trinity Hall; 2015-18), the Bodleian Library (2017), and the Huntington Library (2018). Homepage. Academia.edu.


Micha Lazarus, General Editor

Micha Lazarus is Frances A. Yates Research Fellow at the Warburg Institute and Early Career Associate at the APGRD (Oxford). He works on classical reception in Renaissance and Reformation Europe, and in particular on the influence of Greek literary theory in sixteenth-century England. He is the author of Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’ in Renaissance England (OUP, forthcoming), and Alexander Nowell’s Early Life and Books (forthcoming, The Bibliographical Society), and has published extensively on the history of criticism in Renaissance Europe, Greek learning and literacy in England, book history (for which he has twice won the Gordon Duff Prize), Reformation tragedy, Anglo-Italian madrigals, lyric poetics, and the literary history of centaurs. He has held research fellowships at Trinity College, Cambridge (Research Fellow, 2015-2019), the Harry Ransom Center (2016), Dumbarton Oaks (2017), the Renaissance Society of America (2018), and the Folger Shakespeare Library (2019), and in 2020 was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Homepage. Academia.edu.

Baukje van den Berg, Editor

Baukje van den Berg is Assistant Professor in Byzantine Studies in the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University (Vienna). Her research focuses on Byzantine literary criticism, Byzantine education, and the role of ancient literature in Byzantine culture. She is currently completing a monograph on the Commentary on the Iliad by the twelfth-century scholar Eustathios of Thessalonike as well as an edited collection titled Byzantine Commentaries on Ancient Texts, 12th–15th Centuries. Further ongoing projects concern the scholarly and didactic works of the twelfth-century grammarian John Tzetzes. She has held research fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection (2020) and the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University (postponed until 2021). Homepage. Academia.edu.

Elsa Bouchard, Editor

Elsa Bouchard is Associate Professor in ancient Greek language and literature in the Department of Philosophy and the Center of Classical Studies at the University of Montreal. She specializes in Greek poetic theory and in the ancient reception of classical poets. She is the author of a monograph entitled Du Lycée au Musée: Théorie poétique et critique littéraire à l’époque hellénistique (Paris, 2016). Her articles pertain to various aspects of Greek literature and its reception in ancient scholarship, and have been published in journals such as Journal of Hellenic Studies, Museum Helveticum, Phoenix, Arethusa, and Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, as well as in many edited volumes. She is currently completing a French translation, with introduction and notes, of the Pseudo-Plutarchean treatise On the Life and Poetry of Homer, to be published by Les Belles Lettres in the series ‘Roue à livres’. Her work on poetics and scholia has led her in recent years to develop a related project on ancient theories of language and practices of etymology, a project for which the University of Montreal has awarded her a four-year research chair, the Aesop Chair in Philosophy (202024). Homepage. Academia.edu.

Bryan Brazeau, Editor

Bryan Brazeau is Senior Teaching Fellow in Liberal Arts at the University of Warwick, where he teaches classes on Science, Society, and the Media, Underworlds, Paradises, Quests, Heroism and its Discontents, and Exile and Homecoming. His wide-ranging research interests include Renaissance poetics, digital pedagogy, Venice and its postmodern representations, interdisciplinary approaches to the history of emotions, and classical reception. Bryan previously held a postdoctoral research fellowship on the ERC-funded ‘Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular’ project at Warwick, working on the vernacular reception of Aristotle’s Poetics and Rhetoric and the intersections of this reception with Counter-Reformation religious culture. He received his Ph.D. in Italian Studies from New York University in 2015 with a dissertation that examined the figure of the hero in sixteenth- century Italian Christian epic. He is the editor of The Reception of Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’ in the Italian Renaissance: New Directions in Criticism (Bloomsbury, 2020), and his articles have appeared in Renaissance and Reformation, MLN, The Italianist, California Italian Studies, and History of European Ideas. He is currently developing a monograph on the philosophy, poetry, and literary theory of Torquato Tasso. Homepage. Academia.edu.

Andrew Kraebel, Editor

Andrew Kraebel is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Trinity University. His first book, Biblical Commentary and Translation in Later Medieval England: Experiments in Interpretation (Cambridge, 2020), focuses on the rich culture of scholastic literary criticism that flourished in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England, continuing up to and even through the Reformation. His current projects include two new monographs. The first, tentatively entitled Authorizing Chaucer, focuses on the various strategies for cultivating a sense of the vernacular poet’s authority in manuscripts and early printed editions of the Canterbury Tales. The second, Before Theory: Four Medieval Ideas about Poetry, explores the complex and contradictory understandings of literature that developed across late antiquity and the Middle Ages, setting out the many different contributions of medieval critics to theoretical and interpretive problems that persist today. He is also editor of The Sermons of William of Newburgh (Toronto, 2010); Medieval Cantors and their Craft: Music, Liturgy and the Shaping of History, 800–1500 (Cambridge, 2017), with Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis and Margot E. Fassler; and ‘Thinking across Tongues’, a special issue of Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies 8 (2017), with Mary Kate Hurley and Jonathan Hsy. Homepage. Academia.edu.


Gavin Alexander
English, Cambridge

Jan Bloemendal
Huygens Institute


Rita Copeland
Classics/English, Pennsylvania


Anders Cullhed

Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm


Pierre Destrée
Institut supérieur de philosophie, Louvain


Kathy Eden
English and Comparative Literature, Columbia


Roland Greene

English, Stanford


Beatrice Gründler

Arabic Studies, Freie U Berlin 


Stephen Halliwell
Classics, St Andrews


Lara Harb

Near Eastern Studies, Princeton

Philip Hardie

Trinity College/Classics, Cambridge


Bernhard Huss

Insttitute for Romance Philology, Freie U Berlin


Ian Johnson

English, St Andrews


Casper de Jonge

Humanities, Leiden


Pauline LeVen

Classics, Yale


Martin McLaughlin
Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford


Alastair Minnis
English, Yale


Glenn W. Most
Chicago/MPIWG, Berlin


Stratis Papaioannou

Philology, Crete


Aglae Pizzone

History/Medieval Lit., U Southern Denmark

Filippomaria Pontani
Humanities, Ca’ Foscari


James Porter
Classics, U California, Berkeley


Panagiotis Roilos
Comparative Literature/Classics, Harvard


Elizabeth Scott-Baumann
English, KCL


Peter T. Struck
Classics, Pennsylvania


María José Vega Ramos
Spanish Philology, U Autònoma Barcelona


Zhang Longxi

Chinese and History, City U Hong Kong 


Jan Ziolkowski
Classics, Harvard

updated 20 Apr 2021