Joshua Scodel, University of Chicago

Professor Chicago, Illinois jscodel@uchicago.edu Office: (773) 702-8501

Bio/Research

My major field of research is sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literary history in relation to intellectual, cultural, and political history. Special interests include early modern English literature's engagements with classical and Renaissance continental literature and philosophy; Ren...

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Bio/Research

My major field of research is sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literary history in relation to intellectual, cultural, and political history. Special interests include early modern English literature's engagements with classical and Renaissance continental literature and philosophy; Renaissance genre theory and practice; and literary criticism's relation to literary practice, ancient to early modern.

I have written two books as well as articles on Donne, Jonson, Cavalier love poetry, Interregnum retirement literature, the Restoration Pindaric ode, the English lyric 1650-1740, seventeenth-century English literary criticism, and Dryden's critical principles. With Janel Mueller I have edited a critical edition of Queen Elizabeth I's translations. I am currently writing a book on the paradoxes of early modern English representations of liberty. I formerly edited the journal of literary history, Modern Philology. I regularly teach courses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English lyric, Milton, and the history of literary criticism (classical to late eighteenth century).


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