Julie D. Campbell
Professor of English
Spring 2021: Dr. Campbell is on sabbatical leave.
Campbell's areas of teaching and research are Renaissance and seventeenth-century literature with specialization in the works of continental and English women writers. She is the author of Literary Circles and Gender in Early Modern Europe (Ashgate, 2006) and the editor and translator of Isabella Andreini’s pastoral tragicomedy, La Mirtilla (ACMRS, 2002), which was performed in a stage reading by the L. A. Camerata, directed by Marylin Winkle, February 9, 2019, at the University of Southern California, and February 13, 2019, at Greenway Court Theatre, Los Angeles, CA. Campbell has published articles in The Sixteenth Century Journal, Biography, Women's Writing, Sidney Journal, Shakespeare Yearbook, Renaissance Studies, and Blackwell's Literature Compass. She has contributed work to the Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance (ABC-Clio, 2007), Women Players in England, 1500-1660 (Ashgate, 2005), Reading Early Women (Routledge, 2004), and A History of Early Modern Women's Writing (Cambridge, 2018). With Professor Anne Larsen, she has edited and contributed to Early Modern Women and Transnational Communities of Letters (Ashgate, 2009). With Professor Maria Galli Stampino, she has edited and contributed to In Dialogue with the Other Voice in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Literary and Social Contexts for Women's Writing, The Other Voice Series (Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2011). Her current book project, Women, Entertainment, and Origins of the Salon: Tastemakers at the French Court, 1570-1615, is under initial contract with Amsterdam University Press. Her current translation project, with Professors Pamela Brown (U. Conn.) and Eric Nicholson (Syracuse/NYU/Florence), is Lovers' Debates: A Bilingual Edition. The Fragmenti di altre scritture by Isabella Andreini, under contract with The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe, Iter Press. She is a Co-Editor of Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal. She is also a member of the WGSS faculty at EIU.
Frequently Taught Courses
ENG 3802 and 3892: Shakespeare and Honors Shakespeare
ENG 2205: Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 3903: Renaissance Women Writers in Context
ENG 5002: Graduate Seminar in Renaissance Literature
ENG 5003: Graduate Seminar in Seventeenth Century Literature
ENG 5061A: Shakespeare for All: Shakespeare in Renaissance Popular Culture and Pop Culture Today
PhD, Texas A&M University
MA, Midwestern State University
BA, Midwestern State University
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender (Past President, 2015)
Renaissance Society of America
Sixteenth Century Studies
Modern Language Association
Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century continental and British literature, early modern women's writing, and early modern transnational studies.
Women, Entertainment, and Origins of the Salon: Tastemakers at the French Court, 1570-1615, Julie D. Campbell, under initial contract with Amsterdam University Press.
Lovers’ Debates for the Stage: A Bilingual Edition. The Fragmenti di altre scritture by Isabella Andreini. Edited and translated by Pamela Brown, Julie D. Campbell, and Eric Nicholson, under contract, The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe Series, Toronto: Iter Press.
Literary Circles and Gender in Early Modern Europe: A Cross-cultural Approach. Julie D. Campbell. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006.
La Mirtilla: A Pastoral by Isabella Andreini. Ed. and trans., Julie D. Campbell. Vol. 242, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies. Tempe, AZ: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 2002.
In Dialogue with the Other Voice in Sixteenth-Century Italy: Literary and Social Contexts for Women’s Writing. Ed. Julie D. Campbell and Maria Galli Stampino. The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto, 2011.
Early Modern Women and Transnational Communities of Letters. Ed. Julie D. Campbell and Anne R. Larsen. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009. Honorable Mention in the category of Collaborative Projects for the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women 2010 Book Awards.
Selected Articles and Chapters
“Claude-Catherine de Clermont: a Taste-Maker in the Continuum of Salon Society,” Challenging Women’s Agency and Activism in Early Modernity, ed. Merry Wiesner-Hanks. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press, forthcoming 202).
“Humanism, Religion, and Early Modern Englishwomen in Their Transnational Contexts,” A History of Early Modern Women’s Writing, ed. Patricia Phillippy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 153-169.
“Marie de Beaulieu and Isabella Andreini: Cross-Cultural Patronage at the French Court,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 45.4 (2014): 851-874.
“The Querelle des femmes,” Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, ed. Allyson Poska, Jane Couchman, and Katherine McIver. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. 361-379.
“Writing Renaissance Emblems: Flaming and Tortured Hearts in The First Part of the Countess of Montgomery’s Urania,” The Sidney Journal 28.1 (2010): 1-24.
“Crossing International Borders: Tutors and the Transmission of Young Women’s Writing,” Early Modern Women and Transnational Communities of Letters, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2009. 213-228.
“Masque Imagery and the Tradition of Immobilization in The First Part of the Countess of Montgomery’s Urania,” Renaissance Studies, 22.2 (2008): 221-39.
“Cross-Channel Connections: English Noblewomen’s Familiarity with Continental Women’s Literary and Performative Practices,” Blackwell’s Literature Compass, 4.3 (2007): 571-65.
For current projects and other articles, please see the c.v. attached to this web page.
Recent Invited Lectures
“Talk-back, La Mirtilla” with the cast of the Los Angeles Camerata for the performance of my translation of Isabella Andreini’s La Mirtilla, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, February 9, 2019.
“Taste-Makers at the French Court, 1570-1615: Catherine de Clermont,” Plenary Talk, Attending to Early Modern Women Conference, Milwaukee, WI, June 15, 2018.
“Isabella Andreini: Book Talk,” Rare Books Workshop for Attending to Early Modern Women Conference, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, June 13, 2018.
Recent Conference Presentations
Roundtable Presentation, “Reading Like a Journal Editor,” Renaissance Society of America, Toronto, March, 2019.
“The Andreini on Marriage: in Dialogue on Stage and in Print,” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, March, 2017.
Roundtable Presentation, “Transnational Currents and Early Modern Women Dramatists in England, France, Holland, Italy, and Spain,” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, April, 2017.
Funding & Grants
Selected Awards and Grants
EIU Council on Faculty Research Grant Summer Award, Summer 2019, for work on Andreini article, “Publishing the Diva.”
EIU Council on Faculty Research Grant, Summer, 2015, for “Humanism, Translation, and Transnational Histories” project.
EIU Council on Faculty Research Grant, for research at L’Arsenal, Paris, France, June 2011.
EIU Council on Faculty Research Grant, for research at the Biblioteca Statale, Cremona, Italy, and the Biblioteca Universitá, Padua, Italy, May 2006.
EIU Council on Faculty Research Grant, Eastern Illinois University, for research at Harvard University Libraries, May 2004.
NEH Collaborative Research Grant (submitted by Al Rabil), for The Other Voice volume, 2004.
NEH Summer Institute, “A Literature of Their Own: Women Writing in Venice, London, Paris, 1550-1700,” University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, July 2001.
NEH Summer Stipend, for research at the Biblioteca Marciana, Venice, and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, 1999.