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About this Fellow

Renaissance humanism and European literature 1450-1700; the history of religion in relation to the history of the book; literary theory and the history of philosophy

Website: https://www.york.ac.uk/english/our-staff/briancummings/

Appointments

Current post

  • Anniversary Professor, Department of English and Related Literature, University of York

Other Early Modern History to 1850 Fellows

Dr Toby Barnard

The political, social and cultural histories of Ireland and England, c.1600-1800.

Professor Mary Fulbrook

20th-century German social history; structures & legacies of the Third Reich and the German Democratic Republic (GDR); longer-term German and European history in comparative perspective; the Holocaust and collective violence; historical and social theory

Professor Boyd Hilton

Late 18th and 19th century British history; political and cultural developments, theology and religious belief, social and economic thought.

Professor Richard McCabe

Early modern literature in its historical and intellectual contexts, especially poetry and drama; Edmund Spenser's engagement with Gaelic Ireland, the dynamics of Tudor and Jacobean patronage, the aesthetics of Renaissance tragedy.