Premodern Ecologies in the Modern Literary Imagination

and Tiffany Jo Werth, editors

University of Toronto Press


Premodern Ecologies in the Modern Literary Imagination explores how the cognitive and physical landscapes in which scholars conduct research, write, and teach have shaped their understandings of medieval and Renaissance English literary “oecologies.”


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About the Editors

Vin Nardizzi and Tiffany Jo Werth

Dr. Nardizzi specializes in English Renaissance literature, especially Shakespeare. He also has research interests in ecotheory, plant studies, queer studies, and disability studies. His first book, Wooden Os: Shakespeare’s Theatres and England’s Trees (University of Toronto Press, 2013). He was awarded a Killam Teaching Prize in 2011 and was in residence at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies in 2014-15. He has received research funds from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Insight Development, Connection, and Insight Grants), the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Shakespeare Association of America, and the Henry E. Huntington Library.

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Tiffany Jo Werth is an Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. Her research interests include Renaissance literature (particularly in its nondramatic forms), Reformation history, print culture, posthumanism, and the environmental humanities. She also offers courses on fantasy literature and utopian thought.