Dustin L. Mengelkoch

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Assistant Professor of English, Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Specializations

Comparative Literature

Ancient and Renaissance Literature

Neo-Latin Literature

History of the Book

Literary Criticism

Education

PhD University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
MA Duke University
BA University of Texas - Austin

Courses Taught

English 492: Senior Project (Creative)

English 401: John Milton

English 391: Study in Satire

English 333: The Rise of the Novel

English 221: Literature and Medicine

English 211: Renaissance and 18-Century Literature

English 210: Ancient and Medieval Literature 

English 110: Introduction to Literary Study

College Writing 100: Academic Writing

First-Year Studies 102: Planning Modern Chicago

First Year Studies 125: Literature and Medicine

Selected Publications

Energeia and Euphonia: Jan Bernaerts and Statius’s Thebaid.” Festschrift for Charles Fantazzi. eds. Timothy Kircher, Luc Deitz, and Jonathan A. Reid. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

“Statian recusatio: Poliziano and Dryden.” Brill’s Companion to Statius. eds. William Dominik and Carole Newlands. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

“Humanist Manuscript Production.” Encyclopedia of the Neo Latin World.  eds. Philip Ford, Jan Bloemendal, and Charles Fantazzi. Leiden: Brill, 2014.

“The Mutability of Poetics: Poliziano, Statius, and the Sylvae.” MLN. 125:1 (2010): 84-116.

Papers & Panels

Papers:

Euphonia and Energeia: Jan Bernaerts and Statius’s Thebaid,” for “From Energeia to Energy in Renaissance Literature and Culture,”  Renaissance Society of America, San Diego, CA (March 2013).

“Statian recusatio: Angelo Poliziano and John Dryden,” for “Angelo Poliziano and the Classical Tradition,” Renaissance Society of America, Washington D. C. (March 2012).

“That Blustering Tyrant: Statius, Scaliger, and Dryden,” for “Judgment in Crisis: Politics and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century England.” Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (March 2011).

“A History of the Swedes: Grotius, Procopius, Isidore and Paul the Deacon,” for “Hugo Grotius.” International Association for Neo-Latin Studies, Uppsala, Sweden (August 2009).

“Tyranny and Natural Law: Statius, Buchanan, and Grotius,” for “George Buchanan.” Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, CA (March 2009).

“The Mutability of Poetics: Poliziano, Statius, and the Sylvae,” for for “Angelo Poliziano I.” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL (April 2008).

Panels:

“Judgment in Crisis: Politics and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century England.” (Chair) Renaissance Society of America, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (March 2011).

“George Buchanan.” (Organizer) Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, CA (March 2009).