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.
Director or the Mass Renaissance Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Arthur Kinney is currently the Thomas W. Copeland Professor of Literary History, University of Massachusetts Amherst. He holds an M.S. from Columbia University; and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Kinney has been a member of the Department of English faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst since 1966.
Professor and Director of French and Francophone Studies, UMass
B.A., Kansas, 1966; M.A., Duke, 1969; Ph.D., 1970.
Elizabeth H.D. Mazzocco
Professor and Director of Italian Studies, UMass
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
Associate Professor of English, UMass
B.A., Brown University, 1994; M.A., Columbia University, 1997; Ph.D., Columbia University, 2004.
Areas of specialty: Early Modern literature. Adam Zucker's teaching and research center around the drama and poetry of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England, with special focus on the plays of William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson and their contemporaries.