Carla Mazzio, Associate Professor of English at The University at Buffalo, SUNY, earned her MA and PhD from Harvard University and her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University. She specializes in Renaissance literature and culture and has special interests in literature and the history of science and medicine. Her published work has focused on literature and the history of the human body, the history of the book, and the cultural as well as aesthetic history of the inarticulate person or community. Her current book project, entitled Calculating Minds: Literature and Mathematics in the Renaissance, examines the irrational dimensions of mathematics as it impacted aesthetic innovation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Books --

The Inarticulate Renaissance: Language Trouble in An Age of Eloquence (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009).
Shakespeare & Science,
Editor, Special Double Issue,
Johns Hopkins' South Central Review,
Vol 26, no. 1 & 2 (Winter & Spring, 2009).
Book Use, Book Theory: 1500-1700, Author with Bradin Cormack (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2005).
Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Culture, Editor with Douglas Trevor (New York: Routledge, 2000).
The Body in Parts: Fantasies of Corporeality in Early Modern Europe, Editor with David Hillman (New York: Routledge, 1997). Awarded the English Association Beatrice White Book Prize for 1999.
Social Control and the Arts: An International Perspective, Editor with Susan Suleiman, Alice Jardine, and Ruth Perry (Cambridge: New Cambridge).

Selected Essays --

"Shakespeare and Science, c. 1600," Shakespeare & Science, SCR 26.1 & 2 (2009), 1-23.

"The History of Air: Hamlet and the Trouble with Instruments," Shakespeare & Science, SCR 26.1 & 2 (2009), 153-96.

"Anatomy of a Ghost: History as Hypothesis," Literature Compass 3.1 (January, 2006): 17-31.

"The Senses Divided: Organs, Objects and Media in Early Modern England," in Empire of the Senses: The Sensual Culture Reader, ed. David Howes (Oxford: Berg, 2005), 85-105.

"The Three Dimensional Self: Geometry, Melancholy, Drama," Arts of Calculation: Quantifying Thought in Early Modern Europe, eds. David Glimp and Michelle R. Warren (New York: Palgrave, 2004).

"Acting with Tact: Touch and Theater in the English Renaissance," Sensible Flesh: On Touch in Early Modern Culture, ed. Elizabeth Harvey (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2003), 159-186.

"The Melancholy of Print: Love's Labour's Lost," Historicism, Psychoanalysis, and Early Modern Culture (New York: Routledge, 2000), 186-227.

"Sins of the Tongue in Early Modern England," Modern Language Studies 28.4 (Autumn 1998): 93-124, Northeast MLA Graduate Caucus Essay Prize winner.

"Staging the Vernacular: Language and Nation in The Spanish Tragedy," Studies in English Literature 38 (Spring 1998) 2: 207-232.

Forthcoming --

"Arithmetic and the Arts of Calculation," Shakespeare Encyclopedia, ed. Patricia Parker (CT: Greenwood Press, forthcoming)

"On Instruments and the Invisible," Vision and its Instruments in Early Modern Europe, ed. Alina Payne (New Haven: Yale University Press, forthcoming).

Graduate: Shakespeare and the Visible World; Shakespeare and the Senses; Shakespeare and Concepts of Value; Shakespeare: Anatomy, Analysis and the Archive; Woolf and Perils of Identity; Renaissance Tragedy; Traditions of Loss in Renaissance Poetry and Drama.

Undergraduate: Shakespeare; Shakespeare and Hybridity; Literature and Science in the Renaissance; Revenge Drama; Renaissance Drama: The Performance of Authenticity; Media Aesthetics; Reading Cultures.

BA, Barnard College, Columbia University, 1988
MA, Harvard University, 1994
PhD, Harvard University,1998

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