Vladimir Brljak, General Editor
Vladimir Brljak is Associate Professor in Early Modern Literature in the Department of English Studies at Durham University. He works mainly on English literary and intellectual history, 1500–1700, with wider interests in the long history of poetics and hermeneutics, and the cultural history of space and space exploration. He has edited Allegory Studies: Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge, 2022), and his current projects include a monograph on allegory in English literature and literary theory, c.1550–1750. He has held the Thole Research Fellowship at Trinity Hall, Cambridge (2015–18), as well as visiting fellowships at the Bodleian Library (2017), the Huntington Library (2018), and the Warburg Institute (2022–23), and is a recipient of The Review of English Studies Essay Prize (2015).
Micha Lazarus, General Editor
Micha Lazarus is Senior Lecturer in English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He works on the intellectual history and literary culture of Renaissance and Reformation Europe, and in particular on the reception of the classics in sixteenth-century England. Micha has published widely on the history of criticism in Renaissance Europe, as well as on Greek learning and literacy in England, Aristotelianism, neo-Latin, Reformation tragedy, Tudor humanism, the history of the book, Anglo-Italian madrigals, lyric poetics, sound studies, and the literary history of centaurs. From 2015–2019 he was Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, then spent two years as a Fellow of the Warburg Institute in London, and has held visiting fellowships at the Harry Ransom Center, Dumbarton Oaks, the Renaissance Society of America, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Bar of England & Wales.
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 (2021).
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 (2020–24).
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.
Lara Harb, Editor
Lara Harb is Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. She specializes in Classical Arabic Literature and her research focuses on medieval Arabic literary criticism and theory. Her first book, Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2020), looks at medieval Arabic conceptions of poetic beauty and makes the novel argument that wonder became the defining aesthetic experience of poetic language in classical Arabic literary theory. Her current book project, tentatively titled Mimesis in Classical Arabic Literature, investigates conceptions of literary representation in classical Arabic literature and theory, including in the Arabic reception of Aristotle’s Poetics. Harb has published articles on the influential eleventh-century theorist ʿAbd al-Qāhir al-Jurjānī, on ‘intermedial’ poetry in tenth-century Iraq, and on macaronic poetry in the early Abbasid period. She is also currently working on a translation of one of al-Jurjānī’s main works on literary theory entitled The Secrets of Eloquence.
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.
Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm
Institut supérieur de philosophie, Louvain
English and Comparative Literature, Columbia
Arabic Studies, Freie U Berlin
Classics, St Andrews
Trinity College/Classics, Cambridge
Insttitute for Romance Philology, Freie U Berlin
English, St Andrews
Casper de Jonge
Medieval and Modern Languages, Oxford
Glenn W. Most
History/Medieval Lit., U Southern Denmark
Humanities, Ca’ Foscari
Classics, U California, Berkeley
Comparative Literature/Classics, Harvard
Peter T. Struck
María José Vega
Spanish Philology, U Autònoma Barcelona
Chinese and History, City U Hong Kong