Renaissance Center Hosts UNC's Reid Barbour and Jessica Wolfe as Residential Scholars

February 26, 2014
Reid Barbour
Jessica Wolfe

Reid Barbour and Jessica Wolfe, widely known researchers and teachers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, will join the Renaissance Center as residential scholars from March 10-14. During their stay, they will be holding special seminars and having individual meetings with Renaissance graduate students.

Barbour is the author of a new biography of Sir Thomas Browne and with David Norbrook, Merton Professor of English at Oxford University, the editor of the multivolume works of Lucy Hutchinson. He has also written books on John Selden, Renaissance English fiction, Epicureanism and stoicism in Stuart culture, and religious culture in 17th-century England. In a previous visit to the center, he delivered the Dan S. Collins Lecture in Renaissance Studies.

Jessica Wolfe is a professor of comparative literature. She is the author of “Humanism, Machinery and Renaissance Literature,” and most recently, “Homer Reformed: Reading the Iliad and the Odyssey in the Northern Renaissance.” Her interests include the history of science, history of the book, classical scholarship in the Renaissance, epic and romance, and French, Italian and Latin Renaissance literature.

Call the center at 577-3600 to schedule a meeting time.