Lauren Robertson

Columbia University

Reclaiming Rome

Lauren Robertson is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where she works on early modern literature and culture. She is the author of Entertaining Uncertainty in the Early Modern Theater: Stage Spectacle and Audience Response (Cambridge 2023), and her articles appear in Shakespeare StudiesRenaissance DramaShakespeare QuarterlyEnglish Literary Renaissance, and Theatre Journal. At the Institute, Robertson will be working on her next book project, “Reclaiming Rome.” Offering a new account of imitatio in the English Renaissance, she uncovers the shared aesthetics of early modern race-making and classical revival.

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