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  • The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 24 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20142020
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Personal profile

Biography

Kirk Essary is Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern History at UWA. From 2015 to 2018 he was a postdoctoral research fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. He holds a PhD in Religion (Florida State University, 2014), an MA in Religions of Western Antiquity (Florida State, 2010), an MA in Classics (Texas Tech University, 2008), and a BA in Philosophy (Oklahoma State University, 2006). His research focuses on religious and intellectual history in late medieval and early modern Europe, with a special interest in Christian humanism, reception history (of classical and biblical texts), the Protestant Reformation, and the history of emotions.

Roles and responsibilities

Lecturer, History and Classics

Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

Previous positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (2015-2018)

Research

Renaissance and Reformation
Early Modern Intellectual History
History of European Religions
History of Emotions
Christian Humanism
Erasmus of Rotterdam
John Calvin

Languages

Greek
Latin
French (reading)
Spanish (reading)

Keywords

  • Sixteenth-century Christianity
  • History of biblical interpretation
  • History of Christian thought
  • John Calvin
  • Erasmus of Rotterdam
  • Renaissance and reformation
  • History of emotions
  • Religious epistemology

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Research Output 2014 2020

Before Emotion: The Language of Feeling, 400-1800

Essary, K. (ed.), Ruys, J. (ed.) & Champion, M. (ed.), 2019, Routledge. 262 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book/Anthology

Introduction: The language of affect from late antiquity to early modernity

Champion, M., Essary, K. & Ruys, J., 2019, Before emotion: The language of feeling, 400-1800. Feros Ruys, J., Champion, M. W. & Essary, K. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, p. 1-8 (Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Rhetorical Theology and the History of Emotions

Essary, K., 25 Jun 2019, The Routledge History of Emotions in Europe, 1100-1700. Lynch, A. & Broomhall, S. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxon: Routledge, p. 86-102 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Theology
History of Emotions
Rhetoric
Medieval Period
Humanist

The Renaissance of affectus? Biblical humanism and Latin style

Essary, K., Feb 2019, Before emotion: The language of feeling, 400-1800. Feros Ruys, J., Champion, M. W. & Essary, K. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, p. 156-169 (Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

The Stoic Origins of Erasmus' Philosophy of Christ

Essary, K., Mar 2019, In : Erasmus Studies. 39, 1, p. 118-119 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Activities 2013 2017

  • 6 Publication peer review
  • 2 Editorial activity

International Journal of the Classical Tradition (Journal)

Kirk Essary (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

University of Notre Dame (Publisher)

Kirk Essary (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

PARERGON (Journal)

Kirk Essary (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Erasmus Studies (Journal)

Kirk Essary (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (Journal)

Kirk Essary (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer review