Advisory Committee

The Editorial Institute’s Advisory Committee, made up of faculty members drawn from the schools and departments of Boston University, ensures that the Institute’s multidisciplinary work has the support and approval of scholars in the relevant fields.

Clifford Backman (History) is a medieval historian. He is the author of The Worlds of Medieval Europe and is currently at work on a critical edition of the Opus tripartitum and the De predicando crucis of Humbertus de Romanis, the thirteenth-century Minister-General of the Dominican Order.

Robert Bone (Law) is an authority on intellectual property and the economics of copyright.

Victor Coelho (College of Fine Arts/Musicology) has written such works as Music and Science in the Age of GalileoThe Manuscript Sources of 17th-Century Italian Lute Music and The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar. As the director and lutenist of the group “Il Furioso,” he has made recordings of music by Kapsberger, Castaldi, and Caccini.

Bonnie Costello (English) is the author of many books and articles on modern and contemporary poetry, and on relations between the arts. Her most recent books are Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape in Modern American Poetry (Harvard, 2003) and Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still Life and the Turning World (Cornell, 2008). She is General Editor of The Selected Letters of Marianne Moore (Knopf, 1997). Professor Costello is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Juliet Floyd (Philosophy) focuses her work on the philosophy of mathematics and logic, and on aesthetics; she is translating Frege’s letters to Wittgenstein.

Wolfgang Haase (Classical Studies) has written on Plato and ancient Platonism and on topics of Graeco-Roman and Early Modern political thought. He is editor and co-editor of the multi-volume work Aufstieg und Niedergang der Römischen Welt/Rise and Decline of the Roman World (1972 ff., 90 vols. to date), of a volume on European Images of the Classical Tradition and the Americas (1994), and of theInternational Journal of the Classical Tradition (1994 ff.). He serves as Director of the Institute for the Classical Tradition at Boston University and has been founding co-president of the International Society for the Classical Tradition based at that Institute.

Susan Jackson (Modern Foreign Languages), Senior Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, works mainly in eighteenth-century French literature, including Rousseau, and the epistolary novel.

Robert Levine (English) is a medievalist who has written on and translated French, German, Latin, and English literature.

Sean D. Noel is Associate Director of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center.

Anita Patterson (English) is Associate Professor of English and Director of the American and New England Studies Program at Boston University. She is author ofFrom Emerson to King: Democracy, Race, and the Politics of Protest (New York: Oxford, 1997). She is currently completing a second book, Passage to the Americas: Transnational Modernism in a New World Context, which examines the influence of modern poetry in the U.S. on the development of African-American and Anglophone Caribbean poetry.

Michael Prince (English) is a scholar of eighteenth-century English literature and philosophy, and the author of Philosophical Dialogue in the British Enlightenment: Theology, Aesthetics, and the Novel, in Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought.

Bruce Redford (The University Professors/English) is a literary historian and art historian; his scholarship has centered on eighteenth-century British culture, and he is the editor of the five-volume edition of The Letters of Samuel Johnson, and the second volume of Boswell’s Life of Johnson: An Edition of the Original Manuscript. In 2002 he delivered the Lyell Lectures in Bibliography at Oxford University.

Jonathan P. Ribner (Art History) researches the art of France and England in relation to the history of politics, law, literature, religion, and science. The author ofBroken Tablets: The Cult of the Law in French Art from David to Delacroix , he is currently working on a book, Victorian Tides: Cross-Channel Studies in Art and Literature.

Dana Robert (Theology) is Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission; she has written on Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

James Schmidt (The University Professors/ Political Science and History) specializes in the history of political thought, and the editor of What is Enlightenment? Eighteenth-Century Answers and Twentieth-Century Questions, a collection of German discussions of the Enlightenment, with historical and philosophical reflections.