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Current Faculty & Staff

Avi Akkerman, Professor
Department of Geography and Planning
Research Interests: Renaissance city-form in the rise of Cartesian philosophy; Platonism and Neo-Platonism in the history of urban design

Mary Ann Beavis, Professor
Department of Religion and Culture (STM College)
Research Interests: New Testament and early Christianity; Editor of the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture

Donna Canevari de Paredes, Librarian
University Library

Michael Cichon, Associate Professor
Department of English (STM College)
Research Interests: Arthurian literature; Medieval Wales; Blood-feud

Terence Clark, Assistant Professor
Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
Research Interests: Northwest Coast archaeology; Hunter-Fisher-Gatherers; Computational archaeology; Landscape archaeology

Darren Dahl, Adjunct Professor
Department of Religion and Culture (STM College)
Research Interests: Philosophy of Religion; History of Mysticism; Greek and Latin Patristics; History of Late Antiquity; Augustine; Thomas Aquinas

Moira Day, Professor
Department of Drama
Research Interests: Theatre history, literature, and theory: From the Greeks to the Modern Period


  • "Treading the Arduous Road to Eleusis, Nationalism and Feminism in Early Post-World War I Canada: Roy Mitchell's 1920 The Trojan Women," in K. Bosher, F. Macintosh, J. McConnell, and P. Rankine, eds., Oxford Handbook of Greek Drama in the Americas (Oxford, 2015) 184-203.
  • Guest Editor, with Mary Blackstone for special theme issue: "The New Saskatchewan," Canadian Theatre Review 154 (2013).
  • "'But we will speak!' Eight Men Speak and the Silencing of the Radical Leftist Theatre in Canada: 1929-1936," in S.A. Arbury, ed., The Visual and Performing Arts: An International Anthology, Volume I (Athens, 2012) 31-59.
  • (ed.) West-words: Celebrating Western Canadian Theatre and Playwriting. Regina, 2011.
  • Director, The Long Christmas Dinner. (Thornton Wilder) Noon show series. University of Saskatchewan Department of Drama, December 2011.
  • Director, The Wood Carver's Wife. (Marjorie Pickthall). Noon show series. University of Saskatchewan Department of Drama, November 2010.
  • "Tibor Feheregyhazi," Canadian Encyclopedia (on-line) 2009.
  • Director, Eight Men Speak (Oscar Ryan et al). Noon show series. University of Saskatchewan Department of Drama, November 2009.
  • "John Murrell at the Banff Centre," Canadian Theatre Review 136 (2008) 5-10.
  • Director, Murder Pattern (Herman Voaden). Noon show series. University of Saskatchewan Department of Drama, November 2008.
  • Director, Overlaid (Robertson Davies). Noon show series. University of Saskatchewan Department of Drama, April 2008.
  • "Jamie Portman," Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia (on-line) 2008.
  • "'The Larks Still Singing Bravely Fly': Clara May Bell's Psyche and Women Upholding 'the bright torch' of the Arts at the University of Alberta 1914-1918," in J. Chambers, ed., Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women's Writing (Newcastle, 2008) 139-69.
  • (co-editor with M.A. Beavis), Theatre Research in Canada, Special Issue: Religion and Theatre in Canada, volume 27.2 (2006).
  • (ed.) The West of all possible worlds: six contemporary Canadian plays. Toronto, 2004.
  • "The Classical Humanist: Jamie Portman at the Calgary Herald, 1959-1975, and the Southam News Service, 1975-1987," in A. Wagner, ed., Establishing our boundaries: English-Canadian theatre criticism (Toronto, 1999) 268-90.
  • "'A New Athens Rising Near the Pole': Canada and the Greek Exemplum, 1606-1954," SyllClass 10 (1999).
  • "Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan 1985-1990: 'The Stratford of the West,'" Essays in Theatre/Etudes Théâtrales 15.1 (1996) 69-90.
  • "Elsie Park Gowan's (Re)-Building of Canada (1937-1938): Revisioning the Historical Radio Series through Feminist Eyes," Theatre Research in Canada/Recherches Théâtrales au Canada 14.1 (1993) 3-19.
  • "James Reaney," in W.H. New, ed., Canadian Writers, 1920-1959: First Series (Detroit, 1988) 282-90.
  • (ed.) The hungry spirit: selected plays and prose of Elsie Park Gowan (Edmonton, 1992).
  • "'The Country Mouse at Play': Theatre in the Peace River District 1914-1945," Theatre History in Canada/Histoire du Théâtre au Canada 12.2 (1991) 115-30.
  • "William Aberhart: The Evangelist as Subversive Political Dramatist," Theatre History in Canada/Histoire du Théâtre au Canada 11.2 (1990) 115-33.

Ann DeVito, Sessional Lecturer
Department of History
Research Interests: Greek Drama; Ancient Poetry; Women in Antiquity

Silke Falkner, Associate Professor
Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
Research Interests: German women writers of the seventeenth century; Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg; Emblem studies; Goethe; Günter Grass; Gabrielle Alioth; Medieval themes in contemporary literature; Gender theories
Tina Greenfield, Sessional Lecturer and CMRS Fellow
Department of Archaeology (STM College)
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Richard Harris, Professor
Department of English
Research Interests: Old Icelandic and Old English literature; North Germanic paroemiology

Tracene Harvey, Director of the Museum of Antiquities and CMRS Fellow
Research Interests: Roman history, numismatics, and archaeology; Early Roman Empire, particularly Augustan age and the Julio-Claudian dynasty; numismatic iconography; Roman empresses; gender and power relations


(with M. Haagsma, S. Karapanou, and L. Surtees). "A New City and its Agora: Results from archaeological work at the Kastro of Kallithea in Thessaly, Greece," in The Agora in the Mediterranean from Homeric to Roman Times (Athens, 2011).

Gordon Jensen, William Hordern Professor of Theology 
Lutheran Theological Seminary 
Research Interests: 16th-century European Reformations, Catechisms and Confessions
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Angela Kalinowski, Associate Professor 
Department of History
Research Interests: Roman History; Greco-Roman Urbanism; Greek Epigraphy in the Eastern Roman Empire; Archaeology of Roman North Africa

Frank Klaassen, Associate Professor
Department of History
Research Interests: Late Medieval and Renaissance Intellectual History; History of Science; Gender; Manuscript and Book History

Courtnay Konshuh, Term faculty
Department of History (STM College)

Arul Kumaran, Associate Professor, Dean
Department of English (STM College)
Research Interests: Early modern popular culture, including pamphlets, plays (particularly Shakespeare), and courtesy theories

John Liptay, Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy (STM College)
Research Interests: Medieval Philosophy, Aquinas

Yin Liu, Associate Professor
Department of English
Research Interests: Medieval English language and literature; Digital Humanities

Kyle McLeister, Sessional Lecturer
Department of History

Christine Mitchell, Professor of Hebrew Scriptures
St Andrew's College
Research Interests: Hebrew Bible, especially Persian-period texts such as Chronicles, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi; Comparative approaches to ancient texts; Feminist approaches to biblical texts; Religion in the Persian Empire

  • "The Sparrow and the Shaking Tent: Containing the Convert in Two Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Ojibwe Conversion Narratives," Rhetor: Journal of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric 3 (2009) 1-21.
  • (ed. with J. MacLennon) Inside Language: A Canadian Language Reader. 2nd edition. Oxford, forthcoming. [First edition: 1999.]
  • Canterbury Tales: The Pilgrimage of Geoffrey Chaucer (play). Translation and adaptation for stage of seven tales. Dir. Ian Fenwick. UCFV theatre, Chilliwack BC. November 7-25, 2007.
  • Geoffrey Chaucer's The Nun's Priest's Tale (play). Translated from Middle English and adapted for the stage. Directed by Ian Fenwick. Directors' Festival, UCFV Theatre, Chilliwack BC, April 27-29, 2007.
  • with S. Tait. "Just a Simple Storyteller: A Conversation with Drew Hayden Taylor," Canadian Literature 183 (Winter 2005).
  • Entries on "Scottish Gaelic Literature in Canada," "Irish Culture and Canadian Literature," "Edward Ahenakew," "David Donnell," "Brenda Fleet," "Wayne Keon," "Donnchadh Ruadh MacConmara," "Daniel David Moses," "Ted Plantos," "Philip Stratford," "Andrew Suknaski," in W.H. New, ed., The Reader's Encyclopaedia of Canadian Writing (Toronto, 2003).
  • with J. MacLennan. "Reclaiming 'Authenticity': Cape Breton's Magazine and the Commodification of Canadian Insularity," in S.D. Ferguson and L.R. Shade, eds., Civic Discourse and Cultural Politics in Canada: A Cacaphony of Voices (Westport, 2002) 264-74.
  • with J. MacLennan. "An Island View of the World: Canadian Community as Insularity in the Popular Writing of Stompin' Tom Connors," in C. Steenman-Marcusse, ed., The Rhetoric of Canadian Writing (Amsterdam and New York, 2002) 271-99.
  • "Inneal-Ciuil an Diabhail/The Devil's Instrument: Popular Culture and the Rise of the Gaelic Learner," Journal of Celtic Language Learning 4 (1998) 5-15
  • "A Commodified Antimodernism: Evangelism, the Gaelic Text, and the Construction of Ethnotourism in Nova Scotia," Proceedings of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric 6 (1994-97) 24-33.

Brent Nelson, Professor
Department of English
Research Interests: Renaissance English literature, curiosity and collections of curiosities, devotional writing, rhetoric

Corey Owen, Assistant Professor and CMRS Fellow 
Ron & Jane Graham School of Professional Development
Research Interests: The Classical tradition in medieval romances and penitential literature; Greek and Latin Patristics; Old English Poetry


  • "The Prudence of Pearl," The Chaucer Review 45:4 (2011) 411-34.
  • "Patient Endurance in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," Florilegium 27 (2010) 177-207.
  • The Seafarer: A Hypertext Edition. [http://www.usask.ca/english/seafarer]
  • "Patient Lancelot and Impatient Gawain in the Queste del Saint Graal," Arthuriana 17.3 (2007) 3-28.
  • "A Few Problems for Hypertext Editors," Changing the Climate (Saskatoon conference proceedings, 1998).

David Parkinson, Professor
Department of English
Research Interests: Literary culture in medieval and early-modern Scotland

John Porter, Associate Professor 
Department of History
Research Interests: Greek and Roman comedy and tragedy, esp. Euripides; Greek orators; Ancient society and sexuality as reflected in literature

Sarah Powrie, Associate Professor
Department of English (STM College)
Research Interests: Neoplatonic themes in medieval allegory and metaphysical poetry; Paradoxes of infinity as explored in theology, natural philosophy, and literature; Literary framework of philosophical dialogues

Alan Reese, Associate Professor
Department of History (STM College)
Research Interests: Erasmus of Rotterdam’s “Philosophy of Christ” in relation to the ascetic traditions of Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages; Theological anthropology of Erasmus

Daniel Regnier, Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy (STM College)
Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy, Plotinus and Neoplatonism

Peter Robinson, Professor
Department of English
Research Interests: Digital methods for humanities research, scholarly editing, methods for editing and analysis of large manuscript traditions (particularly, application of techniques from evolutionary biology); Textual traditions of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and Dante's Commedia

Joanne Rochester, Assistant Professor
Department of English
Research Interests: Renaissance literature; Early modern English drama; Shakespeare; Early modern theatre studies; Italian Renaissance literature

Stella Spriet
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies
Research Interests: 17th & 20th century French theatre

Lewis Stiles, Sessional Lecturer
Department of History
Research Interests: Medical and Scientific Terminology; Etymology; Greek and Latin Poetry


Carl Still, Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy (STM College)
Research Interests: Medieval Philosophy and Theology; Aquinas; Bonaventure

Ulrich Teucher, Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, Program in Culture and Human Development
Research Interests: Self, Health, and Development — A History of Ideas from the Pre-Socratics to contemporary Psychology

Karin S. Tate, Sessional Lecturer
Department of History
Research and teaching interests: Classical Archaeology, Ancient Roman History

Sharon Wright, Associate Professor
Department of History (STM College)
Research Interests: Medieval England; Conflict & Violence Studies; Crusades; Pre-Modern Women’s History; Medical History; Middle Ages in Film; Provenance of manuscripts and early printed books in collections on the Canadian Prairies

Zachary Yuzwa, Assistant Professor
Department of History (STM College)
Research Interests: Late Antiquity; Latin literature; Epistolography; Asceticism; Critical Theory

Non-teaching Fellows

Robert Imes (PhD. cand.), CMRS Junior Fellow
Dissertation topic: "Writing Geography: Early Modern English Travel Writing and the New Science"

Sara Mueller, CMRS Fellow
Research Awards Facilitator, University of Saskatchewan

Amie Shirkie, CMRS Fellow
Director of Student and Academic Affairs, College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Research Interests: Renaissance devotional literature

Robert (Bob) Sider, Adjunct ProfessorCMRS Fellow
Department of History
Research Interests: Church Fathers; Theology; Erasmus


Peter Bietenholz, Professor Emeritus, Department of History


  • Wie die Musen Hesiods: Erlebtes — Erfundenes. Kindle Edition, 2015.
  • "Erasmo da Rotterdam e le pozioni di Circe," in L.S. Tarugi, ed., Feritas, humanitas e divinitas come aspetti del vivere nel Rinascimento (Florence, 2012) 379-91.
  • "The Lure of Radical Politics: Erasmus Democrat," in E.A. Baldini and M. Firpo, eds., Religione e politica in Erasmo da Rotterdam (Rome, 2012) 1-15.
  • "Georg Mayer of Leeder: So geisted der H. Geist wo er will," in U. Hascher-Burger et al., eds., Between Lay Piety and Academic Theology. Studies Presented to Christoph Burger on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday (Leiden, 2010) 311-29.
  • "La corrispondenza di Erasmo: lettere pubbliche, lettere private e categorie intermedie," in L.S. Tarugi, ed., Vita pubblica e vita privata nel Rinascimento (Florence, 2010) 77-86.
  • "La minaccia turca e Johannes Oporinus, editore basileese nella metà del Cinquecento," in L.S. Tarugi, ed., Oriente e Occidente nel Rinascimento (Florence, 2009) 115-26.
  • Encounters with a Radical Erasmus. Erasmus' Work as a Source of Radical Thought in Early Modern Europe. Toronto, 2009.
  • "Felicitas (eudaimonia) ou les promenades dÉrasme dans le jardin d'Épicure," Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 30 (2006) 386.
  • "Un serviteur réfractaire de Clio: Schiller, dramaturge et historien," in S. Vervacke et al., eds., Les Songes de Clio. Fiction et Histoire sous l'Ancien Régime (Québec, 2006) 305-23.
  • "Un guerriero della pace: Sebastian Franck e il suo Krieg Buechlin des Friedes," in L. Secchi Tarugi, ed., Guerra e pace nel pensiero del Rinascimento (Florence, 2005) 537-645.
  • "Fausto Sozzini and the New Testament Scholarship of Erasmus," in L. Szczucki, ed., Faustus Socinus and His Heritage (Cracow, 2005) 11-28.
  • "Erasmus en het zevendiende-eeuwse antitrinitarianisme; het geval van Daniel Zwicker en Daniel de Breen," Doopsgezinde Bijdragen n.s. 30 (2004) 103-24.
  • "Millenarismo ed età dell'oro nell'opera di Celio Secondo Curione," in L. Secchi Tarugi, ed., Millenarismo ed età dell'oro nel Rinascimento (Florence, 2003) 51-64.
  • "The Patristic Controversy about Galatians 2:11-14 and the reaction of Erasmus of Rotterdam," Shingaku-kenkyu 50 (March 2003) 171-83.
  • (ed., with assoc. ed. T.B. Deutscher) Contemporaries of Erasmus: A Biographical Register of the Renaissance and Reformation. 3 vols. (Toronto-Buffalo-London, 1985-1987). Reprinted in paperback, 2003.
  • "Erasmus' New Testament as a Source of Antitrinitarian Arguments," Archivum historii filozofii i myśli społecznej 47 (2003) 71-81.
  • "Los inteletuales europeos en torno a Erasmo" (with a Valentian translation of the Spanish text) in Humanesimo y Reforma en el s. XVI (Valencia 2002) 117-124, 315-19 (catalogue of an Erasmus-Vives exhibition in the Biblioteca Valenciana).
  • "Concordia Christiana: Myśl Erazma a rzeczywistość polska. Spotkania i korespondencja Erazma z Polakami," in W. Kriegseisen and P. Salwa, eds., Jan Łaski, 1499-1560. W Pięćsetlecie Urodzin (Warsaw, 2001) 71-94. [Revised English version: "Concordia christiana: Erasmus' Thought and the Polish Reality," Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook Twenty-One (2001) 44-70.]
  • "Tolerance, Socinianism and the Puzzles of Le Jésuite sécularisé (1683)," in La formazione storica dell'alterità (Florence, 2001) 617-36.
  • "Riflessi dell'umanesimo italiano nell'opera di Sebastian Franck," in L.R. Secchi Tarugi, ed., Rapporti e scambi tra umanesimo italiano ed umanesimo europeo (Milan, 2001) 122-34.
  • "How Sebastian Franck taught Erasmus to Speak with his Radical Voice," Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 62 (2000) 233-48.
  • "Daniel Zwicker's Debt to Socinians and Hutterites," in M. Balázs and G. Keserü, eds., György Enyedi and Central European Unitarianism in the 16th -17th Centuries (Budapest, 2000) 33-51.
  • "Printing And The Basle Reformation, 1517-65," in J.-F. Gilmont, ed., The Reformation and the book (Aldershot and Brookfield, 1998) 235-63.
  • Daniel Zwicker (1612-1678): peace, tolerance and God the one and only (Florence, 1997).
  • (ed., with J.M. De Bujanda, and C. Sutto) Thesaurus de la littérature interdite au XVIe siècle (Sherbrooke, 1996).
  • Historia and fabula: myths and legends in historical thought from antiquity to the modern age (Leiden, 1994).
  • (ed.) Mino Celsi: In haereticis coërcendis quatenus progredi liceat (Naples, 1982).
  • Basle and France in the Sixteenth Century: The Basle Humanists and Printers in their Contacts with Francophone Culture (Toronto, 1971).
  • History and biography in the work of Erasmus of Rotterdam (Geneva, 1966).
  • Desert and Bedouin in the European mind: changing conceptions from the Middle Ages to the present time (Khartoum, 1963).
  • Pietro della Valle, 1586-1652: studien zur Geschichte der Orientkenntnis und des Orientbildes im Abendlande (Basel, 1962).
  • Der italienische Humanismus und die Blütezeit des Buchdrucks in Basel: die Basler Drucke italienischer Autoren von 1530 bis zum Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts (Basel, 1959).
Ronald Cooley, Professor, Department of English
Research Interests: Early Modern English Literary, Cultural, and Social History


  • (with J. Salt and M. Muri.) "Electronic Scholarly Editing in the University Classroom: an Approach to Project-based Learning," Digital Studies / Le champ numérique 12.3 (2012).
  • "Wealth, Weber, and Whig Historiography: Reading George Herbert's 'Business,'" in A. Scott and C. Kosso, eds., Poverty and Prosperity, the Rich and the Poor in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 19. Turnhout, 2012) 279-92.
  • "'Almost Miraculous': Lord North and The Healing Waters Of Tunbridge Wells," in A. Scott and C. Kosso, eds., The Nature and Function of Water, Baths, Bathing and Hygiene from Antiquity through the Renaissance (Leiden, 2009) 501-10.
  • "Kent and Primogeniture in King Lear," Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 48.2 (2008) 327-48.
  • "Harry Potter and the temporal prime directive: time travel, rule-breaking, and misapprehension in Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban," in C.W. Hallett, ed., Scholarly studies in Harry Potter: applying academic methods to a popular text (Lewiston, 2005) 29-42.
  • "Full of all knowledg": George Herbert's Country Parson and Early Modern Social Discourse (Toronto, 2004).
  • "Iconoclasm and Self-definition in Milton's Of Reformation," in M. Evans, ed., John Milton: Twentieth Century Perspectives (Hamden, 2002).
  • "John Davenant, The Country Parson, and Herbert's Calvinist Conformity," George Herbert Journal (2000) 1-13.
  • "Speech Versus Spectacle: Autolycus, Class and Containment in The Winter's Tale," Renaissance and Reformation 21.3 (1997) 5-23.
  • "George Herbert's Country Parson and the Enclosure of Professional Fields," George Herbert Journal 19 (1996): 1-25.
  • "The Hothouse or the Street: Imperialism and Narrative in Pynchon's V," Modern Fiction Studies 39.2 (1993) 307-25
  • "Reformed Eloquence: Inability, Questioning, and Correction in Paradise Lost," University of Toronto Quarterly 62.2 (1992-1993)) 232-55.
  • "'Untill the Book Grow to A Compleat Pastorall': Re-Reading The Country Parson," English Studies in Canada 18.3 (1992)) 247-60.
  • "Iconoclasm and Self-Definition in Milton's Of Reformation," Religion and Literature 23.1 (1991) 23-36.
C.M. Foley, Associate Professor, Archaeology 
Research Interests: Archaeology of Complex Societies; Semitic Languages; Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and Culture


  • Daviau PMM, Dolan A, Ferguson J, Foley CM, Foley L, Gohm CJ, Judd MA, Weigl M. 2008. Preliminary Report of Excavations and Survey at Khirbat al-Mudayna ath-Thamad and in its Surroundings (2004, 2006 and 2007). Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 52:xx-xx.
  • Daviau PMM and Foley CM. 2007. Nabataean Water Management Systems in the Wadi ath-Thamad. Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan IX: 357-365.
  • Cordova CE, Foley CM, Nowell A, Bisson M. 2005. Landforms, Sediments, Soil Development, and Prehistoric Site Settings on the Madaba-Dhiban Plateau, Jordan. Geoarchaeology 20/1: 29-56.
  • Cropper D, Foley CM, Rollefson, GO. 2003. Umm Meshrat I and II: Two Late Neolithic Sites Along the Wadi ath-Thamad, Jordan. Wort und Stein: studien zur Theologie und Archaologie – Festschrift fur Udo Worschech. Ed. F. Ninow. Peter Lang. Pp. 15-33.
  • Cropper D, Foley CM, Linnamae U. 2003. Results from the Preliminary Investigations at Umm Meshrat I and II. Neo-Lithics 1/03: 15-21.
Judith Henderson, Professor Emerita, Department of English
Research Interests: Renaissance English Literature; Neo-Latin Rhetoric in the Intellectual, Social, and Political Contexts of the Renaissance and Reformation


  • "Ramism and Humanist Pedagogy in the Language Arts," in S. Knight and E. Wilson, A Companion to Ramism: An Intellectual Phenomenon (Leiden, forthcoming).
  • ed., The Unfolding of Words: Commentary in the Age of Erasmus, Erasmus Studies series, University of Toronto Press, 2012.
  • "Erasmus von Rotterdam C. Sprachlehre und Sprachkunst," in H.J. Worstbrock, ed., Deutscher Humanismus 1480-1520, vol. 1.3 (Berlin, 2009) 694-703.
  • "Twenty-first Annual Margaret Mann Phillips Lecture: Tradition and Innovation in Erasmus' Epistolary Theory: A Reconsideration," Erasmus of Rotterdam Society Yearbook 29 (2009) 23-59.
  • "Humanism and the Humanities: Erasmus' Opus de conscribendis epistolis in Sixteenth-Century Schools," in C. Poster and L. Mitchell, eds., Letter-Writing Manuals from Antiquity to the Present (Columbia, 2007) 141-77.
  • "Language, Race, and Church Reform: Erasmus' De recta pronuntiatione and Ciceronianus," Renaissance and Reformation 30.2 (2006) 3-42 .
  • "Professors of Eloquence and Philosophy: Muret in Two Parisian Controversies," in K. Meerhoff and J.-C. Moisan, eds., Autour de Ramus: Le Combat (Paris, 2005) 341-89.
  • "Epistles and Copia Before Erasmus," Studi Umanistici Piceni 23 (2003) 169-78.
  • "Humanist Letter Writing: Private Conversation or Public Forum?" in T. Van Houdt and J. Papy, eds., Self-Presentation and Social Identification. The Rhetoric and Pragmatics of Letter Writing in Early Modern Time (Leuven, 2002).
  • "Angel Day (fl. 1583-1599)," in E.A. Malone, ed., Dictionary of Literary Biography (Detroit, 2001) 99-107.
  • "Valla's Elegantiae and the Humanist Attack on the Ars dictaminis," Rhetorica 19 (2001) 249-68.
  • "Must a Good Orator Be a Good Man? Ramus in the Ciceronian Controversy," in P.L. Oesterreich and T.O. Sloane, eds., Rhetorica Movet: Studies in Historical and Modern Rhetoric in Honour of Heinrich F. Plett (Leiden: Brill, 1999) 43-56.
  • "John Heywood's The Spider and the Flie: Educating Queen and Country," Studies in Philology 96 (1999) 241-74.
  • "'Vain Affectations': Bacon on Ciceronianism in The Advancement of Learning," English Literary Renaissance 25.2 (1995) 209-34.
  • "On Reading the Rhetoric of the Renaissance Letter," in H.F. Plett, ed., Renaissance-Rhetorik/Renaissance Rhetoric (Berlin, 1993) 143-62.
  • "Thomas Wilson (1523 or 1524 - 20 May 1581)," in D.A. Richardson, ed., Sixteenth-Century British Nondramatic Writers: First Series (Detroit, 1993) 340-45.
  • "The Composition of Erasmus' Opus de Conscribendis Epistolis: Evidence for the Growth of a Mind," in A. Dalzell, C. Fantazzi, and R.J. Schoeck, eds., Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Torontonensis (Binghamton, 1991) 147-54.
  • "The Enigma of Erasmus' Conficiendarum Epistolarum Formula," Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme 13.3 (1989) 313-30.
  • "Despauterius' Syntaxis (1509): The Earliest Publication of Erasmus' De Conscribendis Epistolis," Humanistica Lovaniensia 37 (1988) 175-210.
  • "Defining the Genre of the Letter: Juan Luis Vives' De Conscribendis Epistolis," Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme 7.2 (1983) 89-105.
  • "Erasmus on the Art of Letter-Writing," in J.J. Murphy, ed., Renaissance Eloquence: Studies in the Theory and Practice of Renaissance Rhetoric (Berkeley, 1983) 331-55.
  • "Euphues and His Erasmus," English Literary Renaissance 12.2 (1982) 135-61. [Reprinted in R. Lunney, ed., John Lyly, The University Wits (Farnham, 2011).]
Walter Klaassen, Adjunct Professor, Department of History, and CMRS Fellow
Research Interests: Church History (particularly the radical movements), Apocalypticism, and Anabaptism


  • Marpek: A Life of Dissent and Conformity. Scottdale [PA], 2008.
  • (with F. Friesen, C.A. Snyder, and W.O Packull) Sources of South German/Austrian Anabaptism (Classics of the Radical Reformation 10; Kitchner, 2001).
  • Anabaptism: Neither Catholic nor Protestant (Waterloo, 1974). Second Edition, 2000. [Spanish translation, 1988. Japanese translation, 1992.]
  • "Hans Hergot: The New Transformation of Christian Living," in O. O'Donovan, ed., From Irenaeus to Grotius: A Soucebook in Christian Political Thought (Eerdman's, 1999) 638-46.
  • (tr.) "Exposé of the Babylonian Whore," in Later Writings by Pilgram Marpeck and His Circle (Kitchener, 1999) 21-48.
  • Armageddon and the Peaceable Kingdom. Scottdale and Waterloo, 1999.
  • (tr.) Jacob H. Janzen: Lifting the Veil: Mennonite Life in Russia Before the Revolution (Kitchener, 1998).
  • "Conrad Grebel," "Ludwig Hätzer," in H.J. Hilderbrand, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation (New York, 1996).
  • "The Rise of the Baptism of Adult Believers in Swiss Anabaptism," in W. Klaassen, ed., Anabaptism Revisited (Scottdale and Waterloo, 1992) 85-97.
  • "The Relevance of Menno Simons: Past and Present," and "Menno Simons Research 1837-1937, 1986-1990," in G.R. Brunk, ed., Menno Simons: A Reappraisal (Harrisonburg, 1992) 17-35, 181-97.
  • Anabaptism in Outline: Selected Primary Sources (Kitchener and Scottdale, 1981). [Spanish translation, 1982.]
  • "From the Pillars of Hercules to the Gates of Alexander: George H. Williams and The Radical Reformation: A Review Essay," MOR 67 (1993) 421-28.
  • "Of Divine and Human Justice: The Early Swiss Brethren and Government," Conrad Grebel Review 10 (1992) 169-85.
  • (ed.) Anabaptism Revisited (Scottdale and Waterloo, 1992).
  • Living at the End of the Ages: Apocalyptic Expectation in the Radical Reformation (Lantham, New York, and London, 1992).
  • "The Days of our Years:" A History of the Eigenheim Mennonite Church Community 1892-1992 (Rosthern, 1992).
  • "Gelassenheit and Creation," Conrad Grebel Review 9 (1991) 23-35.
  • "Anabaptism," Mennonite Encyclopedia V (Scottdale and Waterloo, 1990) 23-25.
  • "The Abomination of Desolation: Schwenckfeld's Christological Apocalyptic," in P. Erb, ed., Schwenckfeld and Early Schwenkfeldianism (Pennsburg, 1986) 27-46.
  • "Schwenckfeld and the Anabaptists," in P. Erb, ed., Schwenckfeld and Early Schwenkfeldianism (Pennsburg, 1986) 389-400.
Walter Kreyszig, Professor Emeritus, Department of Music; Deputy Director General of the International Biographical Centre (Cambridge, England); Fellow of the American Biographical Institute (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Research Interests: Musicology; History of Theory; Organology; Performance Practice; Bibliography; Paleography, Iconography


  • “Adam von Fulda, De musica [1490]; Martin Agricola, Musica Choralis Deudsch [1528]; Martin Agricola, Musica instrumentalis deudsch [1528]; Martin Agricola, Musica Figuralis Deudsch [1532]; Franchino Gaffurio, Theorica musice [1492]; Franchino Gaffurio, De harmonia [1518],” in: U. Scheideler and F. Wörner, ed., Musiktheorie, Vol. 1 of H. Grimm and M. Wald-Fuhrmann, ed., Lexikon der musikalischen Schriften, Max Planck-Institut für Empirische Ästhetik, Frankfurt am Main. Kassel 2017, pp. 11-14; 16-17; 18-20, 20-22; 170-172, 174-177.
  • "William Byrd's 'My Ladye Nevells Booke' (1591): Negotiating Between the stile antico and stile moderno in the Solo Keyboard Repertory," in A. Woolley and J. Kitchen, eds., Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music: Sources, Contexts and Performance (Aldershot and Burlington, 2013) 31-40.
  • "Das Guidonische Hexachord als Zugang zu Studier- und Lehrgegenstand von Kompositionspraktiken des stile antico im Wien des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts: Johann Joseph Fux als Mittelsmann zwischen Johann Jakob Froberger und Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart," in D. Torkewitz and I. Rainer, eds., "Im Schatten des Kunstwerks" I. Komponisten als Theoretiker in Wien vom 17. bis (Anfang) 19. Jahrhunderts (Vienna, 2012) 159-92.
  • "On the Significance of Iconography in the Print Culture of the Late Fifteenth-Century Music Theoretical Discourse: The Theoricum opus musice discipline (Naples, 1480) and Theorica musice (Milan, 1492) of Franchino Gaffurio (1451-1522) in the Context of his Trilogy," Music in Art 35 (2010) 41-58.
  • (with H. Kreyszig). "The Transmission of Pythagorean Arithmetic in the Context of the Ancient Musical Tradition from the Greek to the Latin Orbits During the Renaissance: A Computational Approach of Identifying and Analyzing the Formation of Scales in the De harmonia musicorum instrumentorum opus (Milan, 1518) of Franchino Gaffurio (1451-1522)," in T. Klouche and T. Noll, eds., Mathematics and Computation in Music (Berlin and Heidelberg, 2009) 389-402.
  • "Humanismus, musikalischer," in: Pauly's Realenzyklopädie der Klassischen Altertumswissenschaften: Rezeptionsgeschichte, 3 vols. (Stuttgart, 1998-), vol. 2 (2000), cols. 560-63; also in English translation as "IV Music," in M. Landfester, ed., Classical Tradition, vol. 2: DEM-IUS (Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Ancient World: New Pauly. Leiden and Boston, 2007), cols. 1036-39.
  • "'Leopold Mozart ... a man of much ... sagacity': The Revival of Humanist Scholarship in his Gründliche Violinschule (Augsburg, 1756)," in Z. Blazekovic et al., eds., Music's Intellectual History: Founders, Followers and Fads (New York: 2009) 43-156.
  • "Beyond the Music-Theoretical Discourse in Franchino Gaffurio's Trilogy: The Significance of the Paratexts in Contemplating the Magic Triangle Between Author, Opus and Audience," in I. Bossuyt et al., eds., "Cui Dono Lepidum Novum Libellum": Dedicating Latin Works and Motets in the Sixteenth Century (Proceedings of the International Conference Held at the Academia Belgica, Rome, 18-20 August 2005: Leuven, 2008) 161-93.
  • "The Continuation of the Roman Cinquecento Madrigal as a Sacred Parody in Seventeenth-Century Germany: Luca Marenzio's Five-Voice Dolorosi martir (1580) and Michael Praetorius's Six-Voice Magnificat super Dolorosi martir (1611)," in F. Piperno, ed., Luca Marenzio e il madrigale romano (Atti del convegno internazionale di studi, Roma, 9-10 settembre 2005: Rome, 2007) 213-70.
  • "'Ich bleibe bey der reinen alten Composition und reinen Regeln.' Zu den Magnificat cum laudibus Vertonungen (SWV 299, 309, und 313) in den Geistlichen Konzerten, Teil III (Halle an der Saale, 1635) von Samuel Scheidt," in K. Musketa and W. Ruf, eds., Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654): Werk und Wirkung (Schriften des Händel-Hauses in Halle 20: Halle an der Saale, 2006) 95-134.
  • "Research and Teaching During the Era of Musical Humanism: Defending the Scholar-Teacher in Reponse to the Principles of Creation and Dissemination of Knowledge in the Italian University Curriculum and Cultural Milieu of the Court of the Sforzas, with Special Reference to Franchino Gaffurio (1451-1522)," in What is a Teacher-Scholar? Symposium Proceedings, November 9&10, 2001, compiled by the Gwenna Moss Teaching and Learning Cente, Ron Marken, Director (Saskatoon, 2002) 97-132.
  • "Franchino Gaffurio und seine Übersetzer der griechischen Musiktheorie in der Theorica musice (1492): Ermolao Barbaro, Giovanni Francesco Burana und Marsilio Ficinio," in H. Danuser and T. Plebuch, eds., Musik als Text (Kassel, 1998) 1.164-71.
  • "Das Lucidarium in arte musice plane des Marchettus von Padua in musiktheoretischen Drucken des späten 15. Jahrhunderts: Terminologie und Etymologie aus rezeptionsgeschichtlicher Perspektive in Franchino Gaffurious Theorica musice (1492) und Practica musicae (1496)," in K. Holubar, Jr., ed. Festschrift Floridus Helmut Röhrig zum 70. Geburtstag am 27. August 1997 (Jahrbuch des Stiftes Klosterneuburg 16: Vienna and Klosterneuburg, 1997) 93-111.
  • "Preparing Editions and Translations of Humanist Treatises on Music: Franchino Gaffurio's Theorica musice (1492)," in M.R. Maniates, ed., Music Discourse from Classical to Early Modern Times: Editing and Translating Texts (Conference on Editorial Problems 26: Toronto, 1997) 71-95.
  • "Franchino Gaffurio als Vermittler der Musiklehre des Altertums und des Mittelalters: Zur Identifizierung griechischer und lateinischer Quellen in der Theorica musice (1492)," Acta Musicologica 65 (1993) 134-50.
  • Franchino Gaffurio: The Theory of Music (translation, with introduction and notes: New Haven and London, 1993).
  • "Das Fragment 'Heiligenkreuz, Archiv des Zisterzienserstifts, Fragment ohne Signatur': Eine wenig beachtete Konkordanz zur Überlieferung des anonymen 'Par un regart' in der Handschrift 'Oxford, Bodleian Library, Canonici misc. 213,'" in B. Gillingham and P. Merkley, eds., Beyond the Moon: Festschrift Luther Dittmer (Musicological Studies 53: Ottawa, 1990) 273-94.
  • "Samuel Scheidt's Choralquodlibet in the Dreierlei Choral ineinander componieret: In Quest of Renaissance Equal-Voice Polyphony," in I. Mills and W. Kreyszig, Dietrich Buxtehude and Samuel Scheidt: An Anniversary Tribute (Saskatoon, 1988) 129-53.
  • Anonymous compositions from the late-fourteenth and early-fifteenth centuries (Forschungen zur älteren Musikgeschichte 5: Vienna and Stuttgart, 1984).

Allan MacLeod, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies (STM College)

P. Michael Swan, Professor Emeritus, Department of History
Research Interests: The History and Historians of the Early Roman Empire


  • The Augustan Succession: An Historical Commentary on Cassius Dio's Roman History Books 55-56 (9 B.C.-A.D. 14). Oxford, 2004.
  • "How Cassius Dio Composed his Augustan Books: Four Studies," ANRW Part II, Volume 34.3 (1997) 2524-57.
  • with Meyer Reinhold, "Cassius Dio's Assessment of Augustus," in K.A. Raaflaub and M. Toher, eds., Between Republic and Empire: Interpretations of Augustus and his Principate (Berkeley, 1990) 155-73.
  • "Cassius Dio on Augustus: A Poverty of Annalistic Sources?" Phoenix (1987) 272-91.
  • "PROBALLESTHAI in Dio's Account of Elections under Augustus," CQ 32 (1982) 436-40.
  • "Cassius Dio LVIII 20.4-5 and LIX 20.5," Studies in Latin Literature and Roman History 1 (1979) 376-78.
  • "A Consular Epicurean under the Early Principate," Phoenix 30 (1976) 54-60.
  • "Josephus, A.J. XIX, 251-252. Opposition to Gaius and Claudius," AJP 91 (1970) 149-64.
  • "CIL XIV 353 and S 4642. Apparitores at Ostia and Urso," Latomus 29 (1970) 140-41.
  • "The Consular Fasti of 23 B.C. and the Conspiracy of Varro Murena," HSCP 71 (1966) 235-47.