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  • The University of Western Australia (M208), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 21 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20142018
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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

Director, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (UWA)

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 2018

  • 21 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 6 Book/Film/Article review
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Review article

Calm and Violent Passions: A Genealogy of a Distinction from Quintilian to Hume

Essary, K. & Haskell, Y., 1 Jan 2018, In : Erudition and the Republic of Letters. 3, 1, p. 55-81 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rhetorical Tradition
Quintilian
Genealogy
Passion
Emotion

Review of Abram Van Engen, Sympathetic Puritans (Cambridge, 2015)

Essary, K., 2018, In : Emotions: History, Culture, Society. 1, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Affection
Emotion
New Testament
Dictionary
Erasmus

Clear as Mud: Metaphor, Emotion and Meaning in Early Modern England

Essary, K., 3 Oct 2017, In : English Studies. 98, 7, p. 689-703 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Enduring Erasmus: Reception and Emotion in Christian Humanism

Essary, K., 2017, In : Church History and Religious Culture. 97, 4, p. 322-333

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emotion
Christian Humanism
Erasmus
Reception
Reformation

Activities 2013 2017

  • 6 Publication peer-review
  • 2 Editorial activity

Erasmus Studies (Journal)

Essary, K. (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

PARERGON (Journal)

Essary, K. (Reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

International Journal of the Classical Tradition (Journal)

Essary, K. (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

University of Notre Dame (Publisher)

Essary, K. (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

Emotions: History, Culture, Society (Journal)

Essary, K. (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review