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Chance Woods


Research Area

  • Late Medieval and Renaissance Intellectual History
  • Renaissance Constructions of Antiquity and the Middle Ages
  • Early Modern Catholicism
  • The Intersection of Philosophy and Literature in the Renaissance
  • Religious Conversion in Early Modern England
  • The Literatures of Mysticism (Fourteenth to Seventeenth Centuries)
  • Mysticism and Textuality
  • History of Apophatic Discourse
  • Theories of the Baroque

Current Research

  • The Elusive Corpus: Reading the Catholic Mystical Body in Seventeenth-Century England
  • Professional Societies
  • Medieval Academy of America
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Modern Language Association

Professional Honors

  • University Graduate Fellowship (Vanderbilt University: 2011-2016)
  • Rudolph C. Bambas Fellowship (University of Oklahoma: 2008-2011)