Professor of English
Renaissance literature. Shakespeare. Religion and literature.
Professor Targoff teaches and studies Renaissance literature, with an emphasis on the relationship between literature and religion. She has written books on the invention of common prayer and its influence on Renaissance devotional poetry; on the works of the poet and preacher John Donne; and multiple articles on Shakespeare andRenaissance poetry. Her new book, Posthumous Love: Mortal Poetics in the English Renaissance, will be published in 2013-14.
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
Yale University, B.A.
Awards and Honors
American Academy in Rome Scholar in Residence (2012)
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2012)
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (2009)
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Fellowship (2003 - 2004)
Best Book of the Year Award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature (2001 - 2002)
Heyman Prize for Outstanding Scholarship among Junior Faculty in the Humanities (2000 - 2001)
Morse Fellowship, Yale University (1998 - 1999)
National Endowment for the Humanities Dissertation Year Grant (1995 - 1996)
|ENG||1a||Introduction to Literary Studies|
|ENG||43a||Major English Authors, Chaucer to Milton|
|ENG||50a||Love Poetry from Sappho to Neruda|
|ENG||73a||Witchcraft and Magic in the Renaissance|
|ENG||103a||Exploring the Self in Seventeenth-Century Poetry|
|ENG||183b||Gods and Humans in the Renaissance|
|ENG||223a||Eros and Desire in the English Renaissance|