People

MARC Staff

                        
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Karl Appuhn
Director, Medieval and Renaissance Center
Email: appuhn@nyu.edu

                        
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Crystal Parsons
Department Administrator
Email: ccp1@nyu.edu
Affiliated Faculty
Anthropology

                        
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Pam J. Crabtree
Email: pc4@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Zooarchaeology, Medieval Archaeology, later Prehistoric Europe, Near Eastern Archaeology and prehistory.
Art History

                        
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Finbarr Barry Flood
Email: barry.flood@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Art and architecture of the Islamic world; Cross-cultural dimensions of Islamic material culture; Theories and practices of image-making; Technologies of representation; Art historical historiography, methodology, and theory; and Orientalism.

                        
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Dennis V. Geronimus
Email: dennis.geronimus@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Renaissance art, crosscurrents between the art of Italy and Northern Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

                        
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Carol Krinsky
Email: chk1@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: 20th century architecture and planning; 15th century painting.

                        
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Louise Rice
Email: louise.rice@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture; history of prints and print culture.

                        
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Kathryn A. Smith
Email: kathryn.smith@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Early Christian and medieval art; illustrated Gothic manuscripts; image-text relationships in medieval art, especially illuminated manuscripts; the roles of imagery in lay religion; images and one-off illustrated books as expressive and constitutive of medieval notions of the self.
English

                        
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John M. Archer
Email: john.archer@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Renaissance drama; early-modern literature and culture; the history of subjectivity; literary theory; philosophy and literature.

                        
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Christopher Cannon
Email: christopher.cannon@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Grammar and grammar school learning; early Middle English; Chaucer; Langland; problems of literary history; language and theories of language

                        
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Juliet Fleming
Email: jf102@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Renaissance literature and culture; history of the book; literary theory; theories of writing.

                        
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Ernest B Gilman
Email: ernest.gilman@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: English Renaissance literature; interrelationships of literature and the visual arts; literature and disease

                        
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John Guillory
Email: john.guillory@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Renaissance poetry and prose; Shakespeare; Milton; literature and science in the Renaissance; the history of rhetoric; the history of criticism; the sociology of literary study; twentieth-century literary theory

                        
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David L. Hoover
Email: david.hoover@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: authorship attribution, linguistic stylistics, statistical stylistics, corpus stylistics, humanities computing, English language, animal language and cognition, Old English meter

                        
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Haruko Momma
Email: hal.momma@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Old English language and literature; medieval literature and culture; history of the English language; culture of religion; philology and philosophy of language; history of language studies; medievalism

                        
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Martha Dana Rust
Email: martha.rust@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Medieval literature and culture; technologies of writing; phenomenology of reading; picture theory; cognitive science of reading; literary representations of illness and disease; memory studies.
French

                        
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Sarah Kay
Email: hsk8@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Medieval literature in French, Occitan, and Latin, especially poetry; the history of philosophy, especially Aristotle and Scholastic thought; and modern theory, especially psychoanalysis

                        
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Phillip Usher
Email: pu8@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Renaissance Studies and classical reception with certain theorists, thinkers, and practices of geography, ecology, and visual studies
Hebrew and Judaic Studies

                        
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Robert Chazan
Email: robert.chazan@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Medieval Jewish History; the Church and the Jews

                        
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Jeffrey L. Rubenstein
Email: jr6@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Rabbinic stories; Talmud; Jewish law; Jewish liturgy; ethics; Second Temple literature
History

                        
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Karl Appuhn
Email: appuhn@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Environmental History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, History of Animals, Mediterranean History, Italian Renaissance.

                        
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Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak
Email: bbr2@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: History and Theory; Semiotic Anthropology; Material Culture; Media and Communication; Historical Anthropology of the Middle Ages; Medieval France; Medieval Sign Theory; Medieval Diplomatics and Sigillography; Latin and Old French Paleography
Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak, Brigitte Bedos-Rezak, History, Medieval Europe

                        
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Leslie Peirce
Email: lp50@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: early modern Ottoman history; gender, law & society; biography; slavery; Ottoman empire in the world

                        
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Kostis Smyrlis
Email: ks113@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Byzantine empire, 9th to 15th century; political economy; taxation and state finances; economic and social history; settlement and demography; law and land ownership; the archives and history of Mount Athos monasteries; Byzantine diplomatics and medieval Greek paleography
History, Kostis Smyrlis
Italian

                        
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Maria Luisa Ardizzone
Email: mla1@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Medieval-Early Modern Lyrical Poetry, Guido Cavalcanti and the Medical Tradition, Guido Guinizzelli, Boccaccio Antique-Medieval Philosophy; Platonism, Aristotelianism, Heterodoxy in the 13th century. Medieval Science Medieval Poetics, Intellectual History Dante’s Commedia, Dante’s Prose Works,especially: Vita nuova,Convivio,Monarchia,De vulgari eloquentia; Dante’s Rime. Dante’s philosophical thought 20th Century Italian Poetry; Literary movements; Decadentism, Marinetti and Futurism; Hermetism: Montale, Ungaretti, Quasimodo, Luzi, Zanzotto. Italian literary Magazines; Ezra Pound, the Machine Age, Pound and Science, Pound’s Lost thought of Italian years

                        
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Virginia Cox
Email: virginia.cox@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Sixteenth-century Italian literature and intellectual history; early modern women’s writing; history of rhetoric (medieval/early modern).

                        
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John Freccero
Email: jfreccero@cs.com
Research/Interest: Dante; medieval poetry and poetics; Machiavelli.

                        
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Jane Tylus
Email: jt76@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Late medieval and early modern Italy and Europe, particularly issues related to gender and religion; history of theatre; literature of 19th-century Sicily; the history and culture of Siena
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

                        
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Peter J Chelkowski
Email: pc5@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: literature, mysticism, Islamic studies and performing arts of the Middle East.

                        
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Tamer el-Leithy
Email: tamer.elleithy@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Social and Cultural History of the Medieval Middle East and Mediterranean;
History of Religious Difference, esp. Conversion, Martyrdom, and Communal Violence; Coptic history;
Family History; Islamic Law and Society; Arabic and Judeo-Arabic/Geniza Documents; Medieval Archives.

                        
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Marion Holmes Katz
Email: marion.katz@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Islamic law (shari'a), gender, and ritual

                        
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Philip F. Kennedy - In Residence at NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: philip.kennedy@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Medieval Arabic language and literature; classical poetry and poetics; adab; narrative and fiction; recognition/anagnorisis in literature; Qur'an and Tafsir

                        
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Everett K. Rowson
Email: er67@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Medieval Islamic literature, law, theology, gender and society
Music

                        
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Stanley Boorman
Email: stanley.boorman@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Early music and its performance; music of the avant garde; musical notation

                        
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Suzanne Cusick
Email: sc103@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: gender, sexuality and embodiment in relation to musical culture, especially those of early modern Italy and contemporary North America; acoustemology of contemporary life, especially acoustical violence in contemporary war; feminist and queer approaches to music scholarship; cultural history of music
Philosophy

                        
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Don Garrett
Email: don.garrett@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: early modern philosophy
Social and Cultural Analysis

                        
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Carolyn Dinshaw
Email: carolyn.dinshaw@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: English and Western European medieval literature and culture; feminist studies; lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender studies; history of sexuality; theories of history and historiography; theories and experiences of temporality; ecology and ecocriticism; history of maps and mapping
Spanish and Portuguese

                        
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Georgina Dopico
Email: georgina.dopico@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Early-modern Spanish literatures and cultures; cultural history; the body / anatomy; biopolitics; human / animal studies; gender studies; translation studies; canon formation / libraries; nation / empire; transatlantic studies; Cervantes

                        
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Jacques Lezra
Email: jl174@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Comparative literature and literary theory; Shakespeare; the literary and visual culture of Early Modern Europe.

                        
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S.J. Pearce
Email: sjp264@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Hebrew and Arabic literature of Iberia; mester de clerecía; 12th- and 13th-century Castile; the translation movement; history and literature of the "tres culturas"; literary representations of Alexander the Great; history of literature; historical readings of literature; codicology
Other

                        
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Phillip Mitsis
Email: phillip.mitsis@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Ancient philosophy and its reception; ancient drama; modern Greek literature and culture.

                        
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Joanna Waley-Cohen
Email: jw5@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Early modern Chinese history; China and the West; Chinese imperial culture.
Joanna Waley-Cohen, History
Gallatin School of Individualized Study

                        
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Valerie Forman
Email: vf20@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: literature and culture of 16th- and 17th-century England and Europe, early modern Caribbean, early modern drama, early modern women writers, early modern economic history and political theory, and Marxist theory

                        
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Bella Mirabella
Email: bella.mirabella@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Renaissance studies, with a focus on drama, theater, performance, and gender

                        
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Andrew Romig
Email: romig@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: late antiquity through the Renaissance, the transformations of European culture and society during the Carolingian late-eighth, ninth, and early-tenth centuries

                        
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Susanne Wofford
Email: susanne.wofford@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Shakespeare, Spenser, Renaissance and classical epic, comparative European drama, and narrative and literary theory
Institute of Fine Arts

                        
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Alexander  Nagel
Research/Interest: the temporal life of artworks: antiquarianism, anachronism, archaism, citation, forgery, Renaissance art and the eastern Mediterranean; the emergence of a conception of Europe, the history of the altarpiece and the origins of easel painting, classifications & reclassifications of art in early modern art theory, art history, & art collecting, persistence and revivals of medieval/early modern modalities in modern & contemporary art, Image magic and its adaptations in the Renaissance, art and the European Reformation, history of the discipline of art history, art and image theory

                        
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Thelma Thomas
Research/Interest: Late Antique, Byzantine, and Eastern Christian art, textile furnishings, portraits of the Egyptian desert fathers, and monastic dress in Late Antiquity, the developments of ancient traditions during Late Antiquity, and the reception of Late Antique art in modern times

                        
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Marvin Trachtenberg
Email: mt2@nyu.edu
Research/Interest: Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture and urbanism, problems of temporality in architecture and historiography, problematics of architectural authorship, the origins of perspective