Gordon Braden

Professor Emeritus



Ph.D. Yale, 1975
B.A. Rice, 1969


Recent Articles

  • “Epigram into Lyric: Francis Bacon Translates from the Greek Anthology,” Arion (2019)
  • “The Passion of Dido: Aeneid 4 in English Translation to 1700,” in Virgil and His Translators, ed. Susanna Braund and Zara Martirosova Torlone, Oxford UP (2018)
  • “Narcissus in the Boudoir: Aretino’s Petrarchan Postures,” in Immortality and the Body in the Age of Milton, ed. John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon (Cambridge University Press, 2018)
  • “Petrarchism and Its Counterdiscourses: The Sonnet Tradition from Wyatt to Milton,” in A Companion to English Renaissance Poetry, ed. Catherine Bates (Wiley Blackwell, 2018)
  • “Classical Greek Tragedy and Shakespeare,” Classical Receptions Journal 9 (2017)
  • “The Classical Background of Spenser’s View,” Spenser Studies 32 (2017)
  • “Epic Annnoyance: Homer to Palladas,” Arion (2016)
  • “New Directions: Seneca and The Spanish Tragedy,” in The Spanish Tragedy: A Critical Reader, ed. Thomas Rist (Bloomsbury, 2016)
  • “Translating the Rest of Ovid: The Exile Poems,” in Early Modern Cultures of Translation, ed. Karen Newman and Jane Tylus (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015)
  • “Tragedy” in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: 1558-1660, ed. Patrick Cheney and Philip Hardie (Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • "Hero and Leander in Bed (and the Morning After)," English Literary Renaissance (2015)
  • "Fame, Eternity, and Shakespeare's Romans," in Shakespeare and Renaissance Ethics, ed. John Cox and Patrick Gray (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
  • "Love Poems in Sequence: The Amores from Petrarch to Goethe" in Handbook to the Reception of Ovid, ed. Carole E. Newlands and John Miller (Wiley Blackwell, 2014)
  • “Shakespeare” in A Companon to Plutarch, ed. Mark Beck (Wiley Blackwell, 2014)
  • “Classical Translation” in The Oxford Handbook of English Prose, 1500-1640, ed. Andrew Hadfield (2013)
  • “Edward Fairfax and the Translation of Vernacular Epic” in Tudor Translation, ed. Fred Schurink (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
  • “Ovid’s Witchcraft” in Yale Classical Studies (Cambridge, 2012)
  • “Classical Love Elegy in the Renaissance (and After)” in The Oxford Handbook of the Elegy, ed. Karen Weisman (Oxford, 2010)
  • “Ovid and Shakespeare” in A Companion to Ovid, ed. Peter Knox (Wiley Blackwell, 2009)
  • Spartacus and the Second Part of the Soul” in The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick, ed. Jerold J. Abrams (Kentucky, 2007)
  • “Wyatt and Petrarch: Italian Fashion at the Court of Henry VIII,” Annali d’Italianistica (2004)

Awards and Prizes

  • Beta of Virginia Phi Beta Kappa Book Award (2001)
  • Roland H. Bainton Book Prize, with William Kerrigan (Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 1990)
  • James Holly Hanford Award, with William Kerrigan (Milton Society of America, 1986)
  • NEH Fellow ship for Independent Research (1980)
  • Theron Rockwell Field Prize (Yale, 1976)