Subject taught on this MA

The Renaissance

Research Area

My research focusses on aspects of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, specifically:

  • Renaissance Poetry: the Epic (esp. John Milton)
  • Renaissance Poetry: Devotional and Erotic Lyrics (esp. the language of desire in secular and sacred contexts)
  • Medieval Chronicles and Travelogues (esp. crusade chronicles, twelfth and thirteenth centuries)
  • Intertextuality and Textual Criticism

Dissertation Supervision

I would be happy to supervise students interested in any of the above areas

Representative Publications

  • CURBET, Joan. “Incarnational Poetics. Embodiment and Literary Influence in Nathaniel Hawthorne´s Stories from the Manse Period”. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Review, n. 46, vol. 1. PENNSYLVANIA, PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2016: 37-55.
  • CURBET, Joan. “Shakespeare´s Love´s Labour´s Lost: the Theological Contexts”. Delphine Lemmonier-Texier, and Guillaume Winter, Lectures de Love’s Labour’s Lost de William Shakespeare. RENNES: PRESSES UNIVERSITAIRES DE RENNES, 2015: 22-50.
  • CURBET, JOAN. “Be Absolute for Death”: The Arts and Politics and Politics of Dying in Shakespeare´s Measure for Measure (1604)”, in Lectures de “Measure for Measure” de William Shakespeare, ed. By Guillaume Winter and Delphine Lemmonier-Texier, RENNES: PRESSES UNIVERSITAIRES DE RENNES, 2013: 119-135.
  • CURBET, JOAN . “So Long Unsung”: the Patristic Roots of John Milton’s Heterodox Thought. in Resurrecting the First Five Hundred: The Church Fathers in Early Modern England (ed. Mitchell M. Harris),  pp 130‐169. 2012. UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS, TORONTO, 2013
  • CURBET, JOAN.  Towards a Miltonic Mariology: The Word and the Body of Mary in John Milton’s ‘Paradise Regain’d’ (1671). SEDERI Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies. Nº 22, 2012: 29-50.
  • CURBET, JOAN . Isabel de Villena: Portraits of Holy Women. Selections from the “Vita Christi”. Introduction, selection and anthology. TAMESIS BOOKS // BOYDELL AND BREWER, SUFFOLK, 2014. (BOOK.)
  • CURBET, JOAN; FONT, CARME  “Identitat i veu femenines en A True Relation of Their Sufferings (Relació verídica dels seus patiments, 1662) de les quàqueres Katharine Evans i Sarah Cheevers”. Revista Manuscrits, nº29, Bellaterra: Departament d’Història Moderna i Contemporània, 2011: 243-60.
  • CURBET, JOAN.  Cor de Lleó: els trobadors i la croada de Ricard I d’Anglaterra. EDITORIAL EDENDUM// UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI, Barcelona, 2009. (BOOK.)