MemberMichael Young

Michael Young has taught the history of art and architecture at Bard College, Skidmore College, Union College, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture and Planning and, currently, at the University of Connecticut. His research interests include Baroque architecture in Central Europe, especially Bohemia, the arts of traditional Judaism, Baroque monasticism and religious imagery in Baroque Gardens. He has received fellowships from the International Research and Exchanges Board and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  

MemberChristof Schöch

Professor of Digital Humanities and co-director of the Trier Center for Digital Humanities at University of Trier, Germany. Also, Chair of the COST Action Distant Reading for European Literary History. and president of the Association for Digital Humanities in the German-speaking regions (DHd). Christof’s interests in research and teaching are located at the confluence of French literary studies and the digital humanities, especially digital editing, corpus curation and quantitative text analysis. He is also interested in new forms of scholarly publishing and collaboration and pleads for Open Access to publications and research data. He is an active member of the Romance Studies and Digital Humanities communities.

MemberCarmen R. Rabell

I am a Comparative Literature professor. My research focuses on European Renaissance and Baroque Cultures. I am particularly interested in (1) Law and Literature (rhetoric, narration, and the law); (2) Classic, Renaissance and Baroque poetics; (3) Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Novella; (4) the picaresque novel and its relationship to confessional discourse, hagiography, and books of conduct; and (5) the politics of monstrous representation in Renaissance and Baroque theater.You can se some of my publications at

MemberAndrea Wald

I am a graduate student at the department of Germanic Studies. I studied German, English, and Theater, Film, and Media Studies in Vienna and Cambridge. I am currently writing a dissertation on the Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the “Aesthetics of Surface” in literature, philosophy, and psychoanalysis ca. 1900.My interests include: early 20th century German and Austrian literature; Baroque literature and aesthetics; the reception of the Baroque in 20th century scholarship; the intersection of aesthetic and political theory, psychoanalysis.