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Profile: Ralph Williams

Title: Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus
Degree:
Ph.D., Michigan  1969
Williams

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4190 AH

Phone:

647-7676

Uniqname:

fiesole

email:

fiesole@umich.edu

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Comparative literature (particularly Greek, Latin, Italian, French, German, Spanish); the theory of literature; The works of Primo Levi; English and continental Renaissance Literature; Medieval and Renaissance art history; Bible; Dante, rhetoric; Nietzsche.

Secondary Interests

The Pastoral and satire, especially through the eighteenth-century.

Publications

"Entries on Primo Levi and five individual works" in Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature, Farmington Hills, 2003. Palimpsest: Editorial Theory in the Humanities (co-editor; University of Michigan Press, 1993); Marcus Hieronymous Vida: De arte poetica (Columbia University, 1976); “Love and Death in Late Medieval and Renaissance Literature” (in Love and Death in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art, University of Michigan Press, 1976).

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