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Harriet Archer

is Lecturer in Early Modern English Literature at the University of St Andrews. She received her doctorate, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, from the University of Oxford, and subsequently held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at Newcastle University (2013–2016). She is the author of Unperfect Histories: The ‘Mirror for Magistrates’, 1559–1610 (Oxford English Monographs: 2017), and the co-editor, with Andrew Hadfield, of the collection of essays ‘A Mirror for Magistrates’ in Context: Literature, History, and Politics in Early Modern England (2016), and, with Paul Frazer, of a critical edition of Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville’s Gorboduc (forthcoming).

Gilles Bertheau

is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Tours and a member of the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance. A specialist in George Chapman’s French tragedies, he has recently published the Garnier edition and the first translation of The Tragedy of Chabot Admiral of France / La Tragédie de Chabot, amiral de France (2016). Besides regularly publishing articles and chapters on Chapman and his contemporaries, he has edited and annotated the text of Sir Thomas More by Anthony Munday, William Shakespeare et alii (Bibliothèque de la Pléiade: 2008). He has also co-edited two issues of Etudes Epistémè: “Figures du conflit” (2008) and “Aspects du serment en Angleterre (XVIe–XVIIIe siècles): histoire, littérature et droit” (2013).

Carlo Caruso

is Professor of Italian Philology at the University of Siena and Honorary Professor at Durham University. He is the author of Adonis: The Myth of the Dying God in the Italian Renaissance (2013), the editor of The Life of Texts: Evidence in Textual Production, Transmission and Reception (2018), and the co-editor of Italy and the Classical Tradition: Language, Thought and Poetry 1300–1600 (2009) and La filologia in Italia nel Rinascimento (2018). He has published critical editions of Paolo Rolli, Libretti per musica (1993); Paolo Giovio, Ritratti (1999); and Diomede Borghese, Orazioni accademiche (2009). Between 2013 and 2016 he worked on the project “Italian Vernacular Classics and Textual Scholarship, 1270–1870”.

Jeroen De Keyser

is Research Professor of Latin at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and General Editor of Humanistica Lovaniensia. Journal of Neo-Latin Studies. He studied Classics at Ghent, specialised in Renaissance Latin in Florence, and was awarded his doctorate at the University of Turin. His main research interests include the transmission of the Latin and Greek literary tradition in the Italian Renaissance, and the history of rhetoric, Latin epic poetry, historiography, and epistolography, with a special focus on the writings of George Trapezuntius, Antonio Loschi, Francesco Filelfo, Poggio Bracciolini, and Cicero. He has published editions of Filelfo’s Traduzioni da Senofonte e Plutarco (2012), On Exile (2013), Sphortias (2015), and four volumes of Collected Letters (2016). He has recently edited the collection of essays Francesco Filelfo, Man of Letters (2019).

Russell Ganim

is Professor of French and Director of the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Iowa. He has served as President of the North American Society for Seventeenth-Century French Literature and has been the co-editor of the scholarly annual EMF: Studies in Early Modern France and of the EMF monograph series, EMF Critiques. He is the author of the monograph Renaissance Resonance: Lyric Modality in La Ceppède’s Théorèmes (1998) and has co-edited The Shape of Change: Essays in Early Modern Literature and La Fontaine in Honor of David Lee Rubin (2002), Fecal Matters in Early Modern Literature and Art: Studies in Scatology (2004), and Origines: Actes du 39e congrès annuel de la North American Society for Seventeenth Century French Literature (2009).

Joseph Harris

is Reader in Early Modern Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. Author of two monographs, Hidden Agendas: Cross-Dressing in Seventeenth-Century France (2005) and Inventing the Spectator: Subjectivity and the Theatrical Experience in Early Modern France (2014), he has also edited a special issue of Nottingham French Studies (2008) on Identification before Freud: French Perspectives. He is co-editor, with Julia Prest, of Guilty Pleasures – Theatre, Piety, and Immorality in Seventeenth-Century France (Special Issue of Yale French Studies, 2016). He is currently finishing a project on death in Pierre Corneille and is starting one on misanthropy in early modern Europe.

Ian Johnson

is Reader in English and a member of the Institute of Mediaeval Studies at the University of St Andrews. He was Co-Director of the Queen’s Belfast – St Andrews project Geographies of Orthodoxy: Mapping English Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ, 1350–1550 funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (2007–2011). With Alastair Minnis he edited The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume II. The Middle Ages (2005). His more recent books are The Middle English Life of Christ: Academic Discourse, Translation and Vernacular Theology (2013), The Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ: Exploring the Middle English Tradition, edited with Allan Westphall (2013), and The Impact of Latin Culture on Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing, edited with Alessandra Petrina (2017). He is currently writing a monograph on the translation of Boethius’s De consolatione philosophiae in late medieval England and Scotland.

Richard Maber

is Emeritus Professor of French at Durham University and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is the founder (1985) and General Editor of the journal The Seventeenth Century. He is the author of The Poetry of Pierre Le Moyne (1982), Malherbe, Théophile de Viau, and Saint-Amant (1983), and Publishing in the Republic of Letters: The Ménage-Grævius-Wetstein Correspondence, 1679–1692 (2005). He is also the editor of Nouveaux Mondes (1994), La France et L’Europe du Nord au XVIIe siècle (2017), and Managing Time: Literature and Devotion in Early Modern France (with Joanna Barker, 2017). He has published the critical edition of Pierre Le Moyne, Entretiens et lettres poétiques (2012) and is currently preparing Gilles Ménage (1613–1692): Correspondance complète (5 vols.).

Martin McLaughlin

is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College at the University of Oxford, where he was Agnelli-Serena Professor of Italian. He has published widely on Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present, including the monographs Literary Imitation in the Italian Renaissance (1995), Italo Calvino (1998), and Leon Battista Alberti. La vita, l’umanesimo, le opere letterarie (2016). He has co-edited several volumes, notably Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 Years (2007), Biographies and Autobiographies in Modern Italy (2007), Dante the Lyric and Ethical Poet. Dante lirico e etico (2010), Authority, Innovation and Early Modern Epistemology: Essays in Honour of Hilary Gatti (2015), and Machiavelli’s ‘Prince’: Traditions, Text and Translations (2017). He has also published translations of works by Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco, most recently Italo Calvino, Letters, 1941–1985 (2013).

John O’Brien

is Emeritus Professor of French at Durham University, where he was director of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies between 2013 and 2016. Alongside a longstanding interest in the presence and influence of Greek in the French Renaissance, his research concentrates on Michel de Montaigne and the literature of the French Wars of Religion. He is the author of Anacreon Redivivus (1995), the editor of (Ré)interprétations: etudes sur le seizième siècle (1995), La familia de Montaigne (2001), and the Cambridge Companion to Rabelais (2011), amongst other publications. Following his discovery of a new manuscript of the Servitude Volontaire by La Boétie (1530–1563), he has recently worked on a collaborative book, La Première Circulation de la ‘Servitude Volontaire’ en France et au-delà, to be published by Champion (Paris) in 2019.

Magdalena Ożarska

is Associate Professor of English Literature at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland. She is the author of three monographs: Meanderings of the English Enlightenment: The Literary Oeuvre of Christopher Smart (2008), Lacework or Mirror? Diary Poetics of Frances Burney, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley (2013), and Two Women Writers and their Italian Tours: Mary Shelley’s ‘Rambles in Germany and Italy in 1840, 1842 and 1843’ and Łucja Rautenstrauchowa’s ‘In and Beyond the Alps’ (2014). Her research interests include English and Polish women’s self-writing and early novels from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, animal studies, and digital humanities.

Federica Pich

is Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Leeds. She studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, where she obtained her doctorate in 2006. Her research has mainly focused on lyric poetry, Lodovico Ariosto, and the relationship between literature and visual arts in the Renaissance. She is the author of the monograph I poeti davanti al ritratto. Da Petrarca a Marino (2010), and the editor of the annotated anthology Poesia e ritratto nel Rinascimento (2008, in collaboration with Lina Bolzoni). She has co-edited, with Andrea Torre, Di l’artifitial memoria. Facsimile e trascrizione del ms. 3368 della Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève di Parigi (2017). Her current research project, Petrarch Commentary and Exegesis in Renaissance Italy (c. 1350–c. 1650), is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Brian Richardson

is Emeritus Professor of Italian Language at the University of Leeds, a Fellow of the British Academy, and Socio Corrispondente dell’Accademia della Crusca. His research centres on the history of the Italian language and the history of the circulation of texts in late medieval and Renaissance Italy. His publications include Print Culture in Renaissance Italy. The Editor and the Vernacular Text, 1470–1600 (1994), Printing, Writers and Readers in Renaissance Italy (1999), Manuscript Culture in Renaissance Italy (2009), and editions of Trattati sull’ortografia del volgare 1524–1526 (1984) and Giovan Francesco Fortunio’s Regole grammaticali della volgar lingua (2001). He is a co-editor of Interactions between Orality and Writing in Early Modern Italian Culture (2016), Voices and Texts in Early Modern Italian Society (2016), and Cultural Reception, Translation and Transformation from Medieval to Modern Italy (2017).

Els Stronks

is Professor of Early Modern Dutch Literature and Culture at Utrecht University. She is the author of three monographs: Stichten of Schitteren: de poëzie van gereformeerde predikanten (1996), Het hart naar boven. Religieuze poëzie in de zeventiende eeuw (1999, with Ton van Strien), and Negotiating Differences: Word, Image and Religion (2011). She has co-edited a number of volumes, including Learned Love: Proceedings of the Emblem Project Utrecht Conference (2007) and Illustrated Religious Texts in the North of Europe, 1500–1800 (2014). She has been leading the Emblem Project Utrecht (EPU), established to digitise and analyse Dutch love emblem books, religious as well as secular, published between 1601 and 1724. She is currently involved in the research project Golden Agents, which aims to unravel the dynamics of the Dutch Republic’s creative industry.

Colin Thompson

is an Emeritus Fellow of St Catherine’s College at the University of Oxford. He is the author of three books, each translated into Spanish: The Poet and the Mystic: A Study of the Cántico espiritual of San Juan de la Cruz (1977) and El poeta y el místico (1985); The Strife of Tongues: Fray Luis de León and the Golden Age of Spain (1988) and La lucha de las lenguas: Fray Luis de León y el Siglo de Oro en España (1995); St John of the Cross: Songs in the Night (2002) and Canciones en la noche: Estudio sobre san Juan de la Cruz (2002). He has co-edited The Discerning Eye (1994), Fray Luis de León. Reportata theologica (1996), Culture and Society in Habsburg Spain (2001), and The Spanish Ballad in the Golden Age (2008).

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