Current and Recent Renaissance Studies Graduate Faculty
Lecturer, French and Francophone Studies, UMass
Chair of English, Gwen and Allen Smith Professor of English, Mount Holyoke College
Liverpool University, England, B.A., Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, England, Ph.D
Shakespeare; English Renaissance literature
Jane Hwang Degenhardt
Assistant Professor in English, a Five Colleges Fellow.
B.A.,Hamilton College, Ph.D.,University of Pennsylvania
Conversions of identity (religious, cultural, and racial) on the Renaissance stage.How English contact with the East and the religion of Islam created anxieties about identity that were played out on the stage.
Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature, Director of UMass Translation Center
B.A., Kenyon College, 1973; Ph.D., Vanderbilt, 1990
Research focuses on issues of power and neutrality in translation. Course on International Shakespeare in Translation.
Professor of English, Mount Holyoke College
Columbia College, A.B., Princeton University, Ph.D.
16th and 17th century English literature; John Donne; John Milton.
Professor and Director of French and Francophone Studies
B.A., Kansas, 1966; M.A., Duke, 1969; Ph.D., 1970.
Elizabeth H.D. Mazzocco
Professor and Director of Italian Studies,
B.A., E. Texas State University, 1980; M.A., Bryn Mawr, 1983; Ph.D., 1988.
Associate professor of History, UMass
Ph.D., University of Chicago (1997).
Specializing in the history of science with focus on Renaissance scientific thought
Helen Means Professor of English Language & Literature, Smith College
Assistant Professor and Director of the Italian Studies Program, UMass
BA, Florida State, 1990; MA, Virginia, 1993; Ph.D., 1998
UMass and Mount Holyoke Professor Emerita, Spanish and Portuguese
B.A., Wellesley, 1959; M.A., Stanford, 1961; Ph.D., 1968.
Spanish 16th- and 17th – century drama; Spanish women writers (eg. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz)