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Lynn S. Meskill

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Title : Associate Professor


Research Themes :

  • 16th -17th Century Theatre
  • 16th -17th Century Court Masque
  • History of the Book
  • History of Ideas
  • Translation

Current Projects :

  • Book project : Fortune in Shakespeare
  • Book project (under contract : “The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe”, Toronto) : Translation and Critical Edition of a French proto-feminist treatise : Marguerite Buffet, Eloges, 1668
  • Article : The reception of the Renaissance court masque in the work of Gordon Craig (1872-1966)

Education and Academic Positions :


  • 1985, BA., Princeton University, Classics.
  • 1991, MA, University of Virginia, English.
  • 2000, Ph.D., University of Virigina, English. Dissertation : “Ben Jonson’s Envious Muse”.

Academic Positions :

  • 2003-2010, Lecturer, Université Paris 13 Université de Paris 13, I.U.T. de Villetaneuse.
  • Depuis 2010, Associate Professor, Université Paris-Diderot

Administrative Responsibilities : :

  • 2011-present, Director of Translation Studies Section, Department of English
  • 2016-17, Campus France, Department of English

Research Supervision :

  • Shakespeare
  • 16th -17th Century English Literature
  • Renaissance court masque
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Reception of Renaissance Drama
  • Translation, French to English

Selected Publications :

Book :

  • Ben Jonson and Envy, Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Selected articles and book chapters :

  • “The Characters of Posterity in Jonson’s The Masque of Blacknesse and Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra”, HLQ 73, n°1 (2010).
  • “The Tangled Thread of Authorship : Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Jonson’s Sejanus, His Fall” dans Medieval and Early Modern Authorship. SPELL. Swiss Papers in Early Modern Language and Literature 25. Ed. Guillemette Bolens and Lukas Erne. Tübingen : Narr, 2011.
  • “From Grotesque to Gothic : Ben Jonson’s Masque of Queenes” in Gothic Renaissance : A Reassessment. Eds. Elisabeth Bronfen and Beate Neumeier. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2014 ; 113-136.
  • “‘High-Pilèd Books in Charac’try’ : Ben Jonson’s Masques" in The Oxford Handbook of Jonson. Ed. Eugene Giddens. Oxford University Press. en ligne, April 2016 ; version imprimé, 2018.
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