Timothy Lundy






Timothy is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature whose research focuses on early modern literature in relation to intellectual history and political theory, with a particular emphasis on issues of translation, reception, and education. His dissertation, Political Learning and Sidneian Tragedy in the Early Modern English Commonwealth, examines literature’s role in political learning by focusing on sixteenth and seventeenth century tragedies produced in the context of English household academies, arguing for the important role of literature in translating political theory during the period. 

Timothy has conducted archival research at the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Huntington Library, where his research was supported by a Francis Bacon Foundation fellowship. He has also received grants from the Shakespeare Association of America and the Folger Shakespeare Library. With Liza McIntosh and Bernadette Myers, he organized the 2018 conference World Making: Local and Global Imagining in Early Modern Literature, co-sponsored by the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. In addition, he has served as a coordinator for the Columbia Early Modern Colloquium and as a member of the English department Graduate Student Council. Timothy has previously taught University Writing: Readings in Human Rights and will serve as a preceptor for Literature Humanities this year. 

Timothy received his B.A. in English and Classical Languages, with honors and highest distinction, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2013) and his M.A. (2015) and M.Phil (2017) in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University.

Academic Interests

early modern literature; intellectual history; translation studies; literary and critical theory; political philosophy; humanism and classical reception