Anne Coldiron, Professor (Ph.D., University of Virginia), specializes in late-medieval and Renaissance literature, with publications on such authors as Chaucer, Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, Donne, and Milton. Because of her research focus on French-English literary relations, translation, and early printing, she joined FSU's interdisciplinary program in the History of Text Technologies in Spring 2007.

Her first book issues a strong challenge to traditional literary periodization and canons by examining the large, tri-lingual oeuvre of a 15th-century French poet, Charles of Orleans. Her second book, English Printing, Verse Translation, and the Battle of the Sexes, 1476-1557 (2009), treats popular verse translations of French gender discourses that appeared in the formative early decades of printing in England. Her new book project, Printers Without Borders (Cambridge UP, forthcoming), studies the early English printers' and translators' complex, resistant appropriations of foreign texts.

Coldiron has held two NEH research fellowships, in 1998-1999 and in 2010. She held a Folger Shakespeare Library long-term fellowship in 2011. She has won Folger short-term fellowships and an ATLAS grant, and in 2002-3 she was a Kluge fellow in the Library of Congress.

In 2012, her presentations include talks at the Renaissance Society of America, the UK's Society for Renaissance Studies, and invited lectures at Oxford University (UK), at the NIDA Institute's Translation Studies Research Symposium (New York), and at a Folger Institute 3-day workshop on Book History. In 2013-2014 her lecture venues include the University of Connecticut (Humanities Institute), the Modern Language Association, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Università di Trento.




Selected Articles and Essays