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Dr Rowan Tomlinson

Dr Rowan Tomlinson

Dr Rowan Tomlinson
BA(Oxon.), MA(Oxon.), PhD(Oxon.)

Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies

Office 2.59, 17 Woodland Rd
17 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8482

Research summary

Rowan Tomlinson is a specialist in the cultural, literary, and intellectual history of the European Renaissance and her research is fundamentally comparative, covering French, Italian, Latin, and Neo-Latin writers. She is especially interested in the interactions during the long sixteenth century – before the creation of the ‘two cultures’ that separated the arts and the sciences – between the literary and other disciplines (natural history, the visual arts, philosophy, philology) and in the ways in which Renaissance culture worked with the legacies of the classical past. Parallel research interests include the history of education and access to cultures of humanism ...

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Before she began working at Bristol, where she earned the title of Senior Lecturer in October 2017, Rowan held early-career posts at New College (as Fellow and Tutor in French) and at St John's College, University of Oxford, where she also read for her undergraduate degree in French and English and pursued postgraduate studies (including a year spent as an English assistant at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon). She attended a Brighton comprehensive and a non-selective sixth-form college and is active in promoting languages in the state-school system and, more generally, campaigning against selection in secondary education.  ...

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