Department of English

Ramie Targoff

Ramie TargoffJehuda Reinharz Professor of the Humanities
Professor of English
Co-chair, Italian Studies
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
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Research Interests

Renaissance literature, lyric poetry, religion and literature; Shakespeare; Italian literature; and women's writing

Selected Publicationsrenaissance woman book cover


  • Teaching Across the Disciplines: 2022-23 Team Teaching Grant for "If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree: Expressive Verse and Music in Renaissance England and Italy," in partnership with Sarah Mead (MUS, Medieval and Renaissance Studies)
  • 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)
  • Witchcraft and Magic in Early Modern Europe (ENG 73a)
  • Women’s Writing in the Renaissance (ENG 243b)