Highlights of Recent Faculty Work

The faculty contributing to the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program are active in a variety of research endeavors. The following list offers some recent highlights of their work (2018–present).

Sonja Anderson (Religion)

“Idol/Idolatry—New Testament,” Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press, submitted April 2021; published November 29, 2022).

“Seeing Who’s Not There: Velázquez’s Kitchen Maid with Supper at Emmaus,” in Race and Biblical Studies: Antiracism Pedagogy for the Classroom, ed. Tat-Siong Liew and Shelly Mathews, pp. 205–221 (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Press, revisions submitted and accepted September 2021; published October 2022).

Review of Meghan Henning, Hell Hath No Fury: Gender, Disability, and the Invention of Damned Bodies in Early Christianity (Yale University Press, 2021). Review presented as part of a panel at the Enoch Seminar on July 12, 2022. Published in Early Christianity 3:13 (2022): pp. 367–372.

“Natural Law in Second Temple/Hellenistic Judaism.”In Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, ed. Constance M. Furey et al (Berlin/New York: De Gruyter, forthcoming 2022)

Review of Guy Stroumsa, The Scriptural Universe of Ancient Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2016) for Church History 87:1 (March 2018).

Kambiz GhaneaBassiri (Religion)

“The Masjid in the Qur’an” in Non Sola Scriptura: Essays on the Qur’an and Islam in Honour of William A. Graham, eds. Bruce Fudge, Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Christian Lange, Sarah Savant. London: Routledge, 2022, pp. 66-90.

“Prioritizing Metaphysics over Epistemology:  Divine Justice (‘Adl) and Human Reason (‘Aql) in al-Shaykh al-Mufīd’s Theology” in Essays in Islamic Philology, History, and Philosophy, ed. Alireza Korangy, Wheeler Thackston, Roy Mottahedeh, and William Granara.  Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016pp. 187-203.

Humberto Huergo (Spanish)

“‘Si en miembros no robusto’: El retrato ecuestre de las Soledades y la maniera suave.” Creneida, 9 (2021), 366-470.

Con tan grande furia. Escritos sobre Tintoretto, 1548-1780. Ed. by Humberto Huergo. Madrid: Casimiro, 2021.

“El chismorreo de los autores antiguos.” In Con tan grande furia. Escritos sobre Tintoretto, 1548-1780. 11-29. Ed. by Humberto Huergo. Madrid: Casimiro, 2021.

“Luis de Góngora.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation. Ed. Margaret King. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.  Online publication exclusively. 

«Extraño todo»: el palomar de las Soledades de la A a la Z.” Arte Nuevo. Revista de Estudios Aureos 8 (2021): 84-179.

José Moreno Villa, Jacinta la Pelirroja. Poema en poemas y dibujos. Ed. and introd. by Humberto Huergo. Barcelona: Anthropos. 2021.

Ramón Gómez de la Serna, El desahucio a la vista. Escritos sobre fotografía (1908-1954). Ed. and introd. by Humberto Huergo.  Madrid: Casimiro, 2020.

“Góngora y la estética del borrón. Otra vez el soneto al Greco.” Creneida 5 (2017). 280-332.

Jessica Keating (Art History)

“Hidden in plain sight: On copiousness in the Kunstkammer of Emperor Rudolf II,” Journal of the History of Collections, 2021; fhab009, https://doi.org/10.1093/jhc/fhab009

“Something to Puzzle.” Art History 44 (2021). 209-211.

Deborah Howard, Jessica Keating, and Niall Atkinson. “Mechanisms.” In Lia Markey, ed.  Renaissance Invention: Stradanus’s Noava Reperta. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2020. 169-174.

“The Automaton” in The Oxford Handbook of the Baroque. ed. John Lyons (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019): 185-210.

Animating Empire: Automata, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Early Modern World. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2018.

Yaron Klein (Middle Eastern Languages)

“Musical Instruments in Samāʿ Literature: al-Udfuwī’s Kitāb al-imtāʿ bi-aḥkām as-samā.”
Oriens (forthcoming 2022)

“Refined Discourse: Abū Ṭayyib al-Washshāʾ and the Poetics of Inscribed Objects”. Journal of the American Oriental Society 138.1 (2018): 1-28.

Alex Knodell (Classics/Archaeology)

“Survey Archaeology in the Mediterranean World: Regional Traditions and Contributions to Long-Term History.” Journal of Archaeological Research (2022): 1-67. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10814-022-09175-7)

Societies in Transition in Early Greece: An Archaeological History. Berkeley: UC Press 2021.

Knodell, A.R., and T.P. Leppard, eds. 2018. Regional Approaches to Society and Complexity: Studies in Honor of John F. Cherry. Monographs in Mediterranean Archaeology 15. Sheffield: Equinox.

Athanasoulis, D., A.R. Knodell, Ž. Tankosić, Z. Papadopoulou, M. Sigala, C. Diamanti, Y. Kourayos, and A. Papadimitriou. 2021. “The Small Cycladic Islands Project (2019-2020): A Comparative Survey of Uninhabited Landscapes near Paros and Antiparos, Greece.” Antiquity 95 (380): e12, 1–9.

Fachard, S., S.C. Murray, A.R. Knodell, and K. Papangeli, with contributions by N. Papazarkadas and F. Marchand. 2020. “The Fortress of Eleutherai: New Insights from Survey, Architecture, and Epigraphy.” Hesperia 89(3): 476–549.

“Aeginetan Pottery in the Aegean World: Mapping Distributions Around an Island Hub.” From Past to Present: Studies in Memory of Manfred O. Korfmann, ed. E. Pernicka et al.. Studia Troica Monographien 11. Cincinnati, OH, 2020.

with . Athanasoulis, Ž. Tankosić, J.F. Cherry, T. Garonis, E. Levine, D. Nenova, and H. Öztürk, “An island archaeology of uninhabited landscapes: Offshore islets near Paros, Greece (the Small Cycladic Islands Project).” Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 2020.

S.Fachard, S.C. Murray, A.R. Knodell and K.Papangeli, “The Fortress of Eleutherai: New Insights from Survey, Architecture, and Epigraphy,” Hesperia 89 (2020) pp. 475-549.

with Sylvia Fachard. “La plaine de Mazi et les frontières attico-béotiennes,” Revue archéologique 69 (2020), pp. 171-178

with Sylvia Fachard. “Out of Attica: Modeling Mobility in the Mycenaean Period. Athens and Attica in Prehistory. Proceedings of the International Conference Athens, 27-31 May 2015, ed. N. Papadimitriou, J. Wright, S. Fachard, N. Polychronakou-Sgouritsa, E. Andrikou, Oxford: Archeopress, 407-416.

with J. Andrew Lufton et al., “Archaeology Underfoot: On-Campus Approaches to Education, Outreach, and Historical Archaeology at Brown University.” Journal of Field Archaeology (2019).

“Collapse and Failure in Complex Societies.” in Cambridge Archaeological Journal (2018). 713-716.

Austin Mason (History/Digital Humanities)

with S. Ottaway. “Reconsidering Poor Law Institutions by Virtually Reconstructing and Re-Viewing an Eighteenth-Century Workhouse.” The Historical Journal (December 2020). 1-26.

with Tom Williamson. “Ritual Landscapes in Pagan and Early Christian England.” Fragments 6 (2017), 80-109.

Victoria Morse (History/Director of the Perlman Learning and Teaching Center)

Review of Nicole Archambeau. Souls under Siege. Stories of War, Plague, and Confession in Fourteenth-Century Provence. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2021). Speculum (forthcoming 2022)

Review of William Caferro, Petrarch’s War: Florence and the Black Death in Context.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018). The Medieval Review, published online August 19, 2020. (https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/article/view/27774/33008)

Review of Venezia e la Nuova Oikoumene/Venedig und die neue Oikoumene: Cartografia del Quattrocento/Kartographie im 15. Jahrhundert, eds. Ingrid Baumgärtner and Piero Falchetta. (Rome: Viella, 2016). Renaissance Quarterly 70:3 (2018), 1086-1087.

William North (History)

Trans. of Giovanna Casagrande, “Mendicant orders, their settlements, and the laity.” In A People’s Church: Medieval Italy and Christianity, 1050–1300. Ed. Agostino Paravicini Bagliani & Neslihan Senocak. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, forthcoming in 2023.

Haskins Society Journal 33, ed. Laura Gathagan, William North & Laura Wangerin. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, in press.

Haskins Society Journal 32, ed. Laura Gathagan, William North, & Charlie Rozier. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2022.

Haskins Society Journal 31, ed. Laura Gathagan, William North, & Charlie Rozier. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2021.

“Martin Hanke’s De Byzantinarum Rerum Scriptoribus Graecis Liber (1677): Erudition, Documentation, and Organization in the Making of Early Modern Byzantine Studies,” in The Invention of Byzantium in Early Modern Europe, ed. Nathanael Aschenbrenner & Jake Ransohoff (Washington, DC: Dumbarton Oaks, 2021). Pp.

“Reforming Readers, Reforming Texts: The Making of Discursive Community in Gregorian Rome.” In Urban Developments in Late Antique and Medieval Rome. Revising the Narrative of Renewal. Ed. Gregor Kalas and Ann van Dijk. Amsterdam: AUP, 2021. Pp. 299-329.

“Bonizo of Sutri, the Dicta Bonizonis and the development of the jurisprudence of canon law before Gratian.” In The Use of Canon Law in Ecclesiastical Administration, 1000-1234. Ed. Eichbauer, Melodie H. & Summerlin, Danica (Medieval Law and its Practice, 26), Leiden : Brill, 2018. Pp. 159-184.

Susannah Ottaway (History)

“A Very Bad Presidente in the House”: Workhouse Masters, Care and Discipline in the Eighteenth-Century Workhouse.” Journal of Social History 54 (2021), 1091–1119.

Review of Writing the Lives of the English Poor 1750s–1830s, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 50.4 (2020). Pp. 597-599.

with A. Mason. “Reconsidering Poor Law Institutions by Virtually Reconstructing and Re-Viewing an Eighteenth-Century Workhouse.” The Historical Journal (December 2020). Pp. 557-582.

Timothy Raylor (English)

(with Stephen Clucas), “The Clarendon Edition of De corpore: A Progress Report,” Hobbes Studies, 34.1 (2021), 86-97.

(with Stephen Clucas), “Kenelm Digby’s Two Treatises and the Reception of the Galilean Science of Motion,” Galilaeana: Studies in Renaissance and Early Modern Science, 17 (2020), 91-116.

Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Hobbes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

“Waller, Tasso, and Marvell’s Last Instructions to a Painter.” In Texts and Readers in the Age of Marvell, ed. Christopher D’Addario & Matthew Augustine (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2018)

Kathleen Ryor (Art History)

“Style as Substance: Literary Ink Painting and Buddhist Practice in Late Ming Dynasty China.” In Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World. Intersections 59. Leiden: Brill; 2018), 244-266.

Asuka Sango (Religion)

“Debate Traditions in Premodern Japan.” In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014—. Article published July 18, 2022.

“Colophons by the Tōdaiji monk Sōshō (1202–1278): The Threshold between Text and Paratext.” Hualin International Journal of Buddhist Studies 3.1 (2020): 47–69.

George Shuffelton (English)

Articles on “Aldgate” and “The Belle” in The Chaucer Encyclopedia, ed. Richard Newhauser. London:
Wiley-Blackwell (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2022).

“What to Choose: “Alas, quid eligam ignoro” and Professional Anxiety in Middle English Literature,” Studies in Philology 118.1 (2021), 1-25.

“London Histories” in Historical Writing in Medieval Britain and Ireland, 500-1500, ed. Jennifer Jahner, Emily Steiner, and Elizabeth Taylor.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.  Pp. 244-251.

“School Ties: The Evidence of Alumni Friendships in Later Medieval England,” History of Universities 31.2 (2019): 1-22.

Cathy Yandell (French and Francophone Studies)

The French Art of Living Well: Finding Joie de Vivre in the Everyday World. (New York, NY: St Martin’s Press, forthcoming May 2023)

“Eros and Authority: Rereading Pontus de Tyard’s Solitaires,” Lingua Romana, forthcoming 2023.

“Reading the Bodies of Witches,” Renaissance et Réforme/Renaissance and Reformation. Ed. Edith Benkov and Nancy Frelick, ITER/University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 2023.

“The Body in Renaissance France: Signifier, Symbol, Metaphor” Routledge Encyclopedia of the Renaissance World, ed. Kristen Poole and Gary Ferguson, forthcoming 2023.

“Montaigne’s Cogito,” Montaigne Studies 35(2023): 149-162.

“L’empreinte de la ‘paillardize’: Catulle et les Folastries de Ronsard.” In Paris 1553 : audaces et innovations poétiques, edited by Olivier Halévy and Jean Vignes. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2021. Pp. 299-314.

“Sex, Salvation, Extermination: Contrafacta and Religious Conflict in 16th-Century France.” Storytelling in Sixteenth-Century France: Medicine, Literature, and the Arts, edited by Emily Thompson. Newark : University of Delaware Press, 2021. Pp. 259-289.

“Le corps criminel dans Les Pitoyables et Funestes Regrets de Marguerite d’Auge.” In Harmoniques littéraires. Études en l’honneur de Jean-Philippe Beaulieu, ed. Diane Desrosiers and Renée-Claude Breitenstein. 2020.

“Ronsard et le corps homérique. Une génuflexion devant l’humanisme,” Année Ronsardienne 2 (2020): 193-213.

“Sex, Salvation, Extermination: Contrafacta and Religious Conflict in 16th-Century France.” In Storytelling in Sixteenth-Century France: Medicine, Literature, and the Arts. Ed. Emily Thompson. Newark : University of Delaware Press, 2020. Pp. 259-289.

“Ronsard’s Discours for Two Queens: The Poetics of Political Pamphlets.” The Construction of a Vernacular Literature in France. Ed. Jessica DeVos and Bruce Hayes. Yale French Studies 134 (2018) : 113-25.

“Rhetorics of Peace: Ronsard and Michel de L’Hospital on the Eve of the French Wars of Religion.” Itineraries in French Renaissance Literature. Ed. Jeff Persels, Kendall Tarte, and George Hoffmann. Brill, 2018.

Lei Yang (Asian Languages and Literatures)

“Ban Gu.” In Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Asia and Africa. Ed. D. Potts, E. Harkness, J. Neelis, R. McIntosh (New York, NY: Wiley Blackwell, 2021)

“Sima Qian.” In Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Asia and Africa. Ed. D. Potts, E. Harkness, J. Neelis, R. McIntosh (New York, NY: Wiley Blackwell, 2021)

“From Evil women to Dissolute Rulers: Changes in Gender Representation across the Zuozhuan, Guoyu, and Shiji.” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 30 (2020), 721-736.

“How versus What: Changes in Narrative Speed from Zuozhuan and Shiji to Hanshu.” Monumenta Serica/Journal of Oriental Studies 68.1 (2020), 1-27.

Review of Stephen Durrant, Wai-yee Li, Michael Nylan, and Hans van Ess,The Letter to Ren An and Sima Qian’s Legacy. Seattle: University of WashingtonPress, 2016. In Early China 40 (2017), 311-315.