Contact Information

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office hours: 
targoff@brandeis.edu
781-736-2148

See Professor Targoff's Faculty Guide page for more information.

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Ramie Targoff

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Professor
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


Research Interests

Renaissance literature, lyric poetry, religion and literature, Shakespeare.


Selected Publications

Renaissance Woman: The Life of Vittoria Colonna
Farrah, Straus and Giroux, forthcoming 2018

Posthumous Love: Eros and the Afterlife in Renaissance England
University of Chicago Press, 2014

Thomas Browne’s Religio Medici and Urne-Burial 
co-editor, New York Review Books Classics, 2012

John Donne, Body and Soul
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Common Prayer: The Language of Public Devotion in Early Modern England
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001

Articles in PMLA, Representations, Renaissance Drama, Word and Image, among others.


Current Projects

Divine Vittoria, a biography of the sixteenth-century Italian poet, Vittoria Colonna.


Awards

Honorable Mention for 2015 James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association, 2015 for Posthumous Love

Short-listed for 2015 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Betta Kappa, for Posthumous Love

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 2012-13

American Academy in Rome Scholar in Residence, Fall 2012

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2009-10

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Fellowship, 2003-04

Best Book of the Year from the Conference on Christianity and Literature for Common Prayer 2001


Selected Courses Taught

Shakespeare (ENG 33a)
Renaissance Poetry (ENG 63a)
Religion & Literature in Renaissance England (ENG 203a)