Pablo Maurette

Harper-Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor
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Gates-Blake 435
773-702-7996

Special Interests

English and continental literature in the Renaissance. History of medicine, aesthetics, classical reception.

Pablo Maurette received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His background includes a BA in Classical Philosophy from the University of Buenos Aires and an MA in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies from Royal Holloway College, University of London. His research focuses on  the intersections between literature, aesthetics, and natural philosophy in the Renaissance, in particular with regards to the history of the senses. His dissertation, “Touch, Hands, Kiss, Skin: Tactility in Early Modern Europe,” argues that touch, traditionally relegated to the last place in the hierarchy of the senses, acquires substantial epistemological, aesthetic, and moral prevalence in early modern discourse to the point that it becomes one of the foundations of a new cultural paradigm. Pablo is currently revising his dissertation into a book manuscript. His other interests include classical reception and Neoplatonism in the Renaissance, topics on which he has published several articles. Other publications include a translation of Porphyry’s allegorical treatise On the Cave of the Nymphs in the Odyssey into Spanish, a Spanish edition of Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy, an article on the figure of Proteus in Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene, and one on Thomas Hobbes’ translation of Thucydides’ History. An essay on Lucretius’ influence in sixteenth-century medicine is forthcoming in The Sixteenth Century Journal.