Dr Paul White

Dr Paul White

Lecturer in Classics

+44 (0)113 34 30693

Summary: Classical Latin and Neo-Latin literature, particularly poetry; comparative literature; classical reception; the classical commentary; Renaissance humanism in Europe; history of education

Location: 2.17 Michael Sadler Building

Research Interests

My research focuses on Latin poetry and its reception, with a particular focus on Renaissance humanism and humanist education. I have published articles on poetry, education, authorship and print culture in Latin and French vernacular contexts, and am the author of two books: on the early modern reception of Ovid’s Heroides (Columbus, 2009), and on the classical editions and commentaries of the Paris-based printer and author Jodocus Badius Ascensius (Oxford, 2013).

I am currently working on a project on the uses of classical commentary editions in the early era of print.  

Biography

I studied Classical Latin and French at Clare College, Cambridge, and remained at Cambridge for my Ph.D and as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2006-09). From 2009-13 held the posts of Research Associate, Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and Temporary Lecturer in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge. Before coming to Leeds I spent a year as research fellow at the John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester, working on the collections of early printed editions of the classics.

Teaching

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. 

Publications

Books

  • Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance, British Academy Postdoctoral Monographs (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013) [reviews: Renaissance Quarterly 68.1; Sixteenth-Century Journal 45.3]
  • Renaissance Postscripts: Responding to Ovid’s ‘Heroides’ in Sixteenth-Century France (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2009) [reviews: Renaissance Quarterly 63.2; French History 24.2; Renaissance Studies 25.5]

Edited books

  • Method and Variation: Narrative in Early Modern French Thought, ed. by Emma Gilby and Paul White, Legenda (London: MHRA and Maney Publishing, 2013)
  • Masculinities in Sixteenth-Century France, ed. by Philip Ford and Paul White (Cambridge: Cambridge French Colloquia, 2006)

Translations

  •  Henri Estienne, Nundiarum Francofordiensium encomium. Eloge de la foire de Francfort. Ein Lob auf die Frankfurter Messe. Encomium of the Frankfurt Fair, ed. Elsa Kammerer (Geneva: Droz, 2017)

Articles and chapters

  • 'The Classical Commentary in Renaissance France: Bilingual, Mixed-Language and Translated Editions', forthcoming in Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme 41.3 (2018)
  • 'Ronsard's Continuation des Amours in dialogue with Muret's Elegiae', Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 79.1 (2017)
  • 'Reading Horace in 1490s Padua: Willibald Pirckheimer, Joannes Calphurnius, Raphael Regius’, International Journal of the Classical Tradition 23.2 (2016), 85-107
  • ‘Marketing Adaptations of the Ship of Fools’ in: Translation and the Book Trade in Early Modern Europe, ed. by José María Pérez Fernández & Edward Wilson-Lee (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)
  • ‘From Commentary to Translation: Concepts of the Text’ in: The Culture of Translation in Early Modern England and France, 1500-1660, ed. by Tania Demetriou and Rowan Tomlinson (Palgrave, 2015) 
  • ‘France’ in: Oxford Handbook of Neo-Latin, ed. by Sarah Knight and Stephan Tilg (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015)

  • ‘Humanist Printers’ in: Philip Ford, Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi (eds.), Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, vol. 1: Macropaedia (Leiden: Brill, 2014), 173-184
  • ‘Poetic genres—Heroides’, ‘Printing Centres—Basel’, ‘Estienne Family’, ‘Printing Centres—Geneva’, ‘Printing Centres—Paris’, ‘Printing Centres—Strasbourg’ in: Philip Ford, Jan Bloemendal and Charles Fantazzi (eds.), Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, vol. 2: Micropaedia (Leiden: Brill, 2014), 1141-2, 1154-7, 1161-4
  • ‘Introduction’ (with Emma Gilby) in: Method and Variation: Narrative in Early Modern French Thought, ed. by Emma Gilby and Paul White, Legenda (London: MHRA and Maney Publishing, 2013), 1-9
  • ‘Representation and Illusion in the Elegies of Théodore de Bèze’ in: French Studies 66 (2012), 1-11 
  • ‘Foolish Pleasures: The Stultiferae naves of Jodocus Badius Ascensius and the Poetry of Filippo Beroaldo the Elder’ in:Humanistica Lovaniensia LX (2011), 65-83
  • ‘Ovid’s Heroides in Early Modern French Translation: Saint-Gelais, Fontaine, Du Bellay’ in: Translation and Literature13.2 (2004), 165-80