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Discipline Representatives

Discipline Representatives are elected every three years for twenty-five disciplines in Renaissance studies. Most disciplines have one representative, but the larger fields of history, art and architecture, and English literature each have three representatives. Each member of the RSA selects a primary discipline group upon joining, but can join other groups as well.

These are the expectations for the position. First, and most importantly, a Discipline Representative will encourage and organize panels for the annual meeting, and submit them to the RSA submission site. Such panels will be accepted without further vetting as long as the panels comply with the RSA guidelines. Second, Discipline Representatives make up the Editorial Advisory Board for Renaissance Quarterly and are listed on the journal’s masthead; the Editorial Advisory Board is an invaluable resource for the RQ Articles Editor and the RQ Reviews Editor. Finally, some Discipline Representatives engage the members registered in their discipline through their discipline’s group pages on the RSA website. Discipline Representatives are convened by the Society’s President at the annual meeting and also attend a meeting with the RQ editors.

A Discipline Representative is elected for a three-year term and can, after consultation with the Board, run for a second term.


Discipline Representatives 2012–14

Americas
Ricardo Padrón
Humanism
Margaret Meserve


Art and Architecture
Karen-edis Barzman
Tracy E. Cooper
John Paoletti

Islamic World
Kaya Sahin

 


Book History
Andrew Pettegree

Italian Literature
Walter Stephens


Classical Tradition
Timothy Kircher
Legal and Political Thought
Dennis Romano


Comparative Literature
Jessica Wolfe

Medicine and Science
Monica Azzolini


Digital Humanities
Monique O'Connell

Music
Kate Van Orden


Emblems
Mara Wade
Neo-Latin Literature
Jan Papy


English Literature
Robert Miola
Karen Nelson
James A. Knapp

Performing Arts and Theater
Linda Phyllis Austern


French Literature
Tom Conley


Philosophy
Lodi Nauta


Germanic Literature
Ann Marie Rasmussen

Religion
Irena Backus


Hebraica
Bernard Dov Cooperman

Rhetoric
Peter Mack

Hispanic Literature
Laura R. Bass

Women and Gender
Diana Robin


History
Peter Arnade
Kathleen M. Comerford
Katrina Olds



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