…College La Renaissance…
I teach and study the entire Medieval and Early Renaissance periods, but I specialize in Early Medieval Literature with a focus in Anglo-Saxon England, medieval manuscripts, and just a little Late Antiquity for good measure. My areas of interest for teaching and research purposes include (but often wander outside of: Anglo-Saxon codicology; Anglo-Saxon language and literature; memory studies; LA/medieval cultural geography, cosmography, and travel narratives; LA, medieval, and Early Modern ethnography and exploration; early Latin saint’s lives; Latin texts in English translation; monsters and teratology; Chaucerian dream poems; Renaissance poetry; and Ancient to modern drama. My current research interests include the textual and codicological history of the Beowulf-Manuscript (London, BL Cotton Vitellius A.xv, part 2), the earliest Latin St. Christopher legend, and the OE and Latin versions of Orosius’ History against the Pagans.
I first came to Haverford in 1986, where I serve as Professor of Music, John C. Whitehead ’43 Professor of Humanities and Associate Provost for Curricular Development, and have taught a wide range of courses in the history of music. My main research interests center on sacred and secular music of the Renaissance, especially the French chanson. For the last decade I have also explored digital technologies for the study of musical works and their history in print, collaborating closely with colleagues at Programme Ricercar at Centre d’Etudes Supériéures de la Renaissance in Tours, France, the leading French institute for the study of Early Modern culture (see links to these projects below). This work has been supported by major grants from the ACLS, the NEH, and the Mellon Foundation, among others. When not busy in the classroom or with research I enjoy giving public lectures on music, notably a series of pre-concert talks for the Philadelphia Orchestra and for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. I have also worked with One-Day-University (a traveling set of continuing education panels). More than Mozart, a set of 14 recorded talks for those curious to be better listeners, can be purchased through Barnes and Noble, Recorded Books, and Audible.com. I have also served the American Musicological Society as Editor of Digital and Multimedia Scholarship for its journal, JAMS. I am currently Chair of the Technology Committee for the Society. I also serve the Renaissance Society of America as Board member and Chair of the Digital and Multimedia Committee.
I am an intellectual and cultural historian of Europe, with special interests in the history of science, scholarship, and religion from the Renaissance through the Enlightenment. I am currently Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Chair of the History Department. I have previously served as Graduate Program Director and Associate Chair/Scheduling Officer in History, as Co-Director of the Digital Humanities Initiative in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and as Director of the university’s Oxford Summer Seminar. I am engaged in several research projects in cultural history and the history of science. I teach Renaissance and early modern European history, history of science, and history of religion.
My name is Erin Alice Cowling, and I am an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Humanities at MacEwan University (2017-). Previously I have been an Assistant Professor of Early Modern Spanish at Hampden-Sydney College (2015-2017), a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Grinnell College (2013-2015), and an Instructor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University (2012). My research focuses on the Transatlantic Colonial Period, particularly how characters of the Other (women, Indigenous peoples, and other marginalized characters) are portrayed in Spanish Golden Age theatre.
Maintains an art history career website, “Career Alternative for Art Historians.” http://www.nd.edu/~crosenbe/jobs.html
I have served as Department Head and Professor of French at New Mexico State University since July 2012, having previously worked at Calvin College as Professor of French, Chairman of the Department of French, Director of semester abroad programs to France and to Hungary, and Director of several January interim courses in France, Quebec, and Martinique. My long-standing scholarship interests consist of twentieth and twenty-first century literature, contemporary poets, and stylistics. I am the author of two books on French poets and numerous critical articles on French authors: André du Bouchet, Lorand Gaspar, Emmanuel Hocquard, Paul Claudel, Guillevic, Saint-John Perse, Frédéric Boyer, Mathieu Bénézet, and on the intersection of linguistics to the study of poetry. More recently, I am a proponent of the place of the humanities in university and public life. As an administrator, I seek to hone my skills and to expand the sphere of my activities.