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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

20142020

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Personal profile

Biography

Kirk Essary is Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern History at UWA. He teaches in both the History and Classics departments. 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). From 2015 to 2018 he was a postdoctoral research fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions. 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. He has published extensively on the works of Dutch humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam and Protestant Reformer John Calvin.

Roles and responsibilities

Senior 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)

Research expertise keywords

  • History of Christianity
  • Sixteenth-century Christianity
  • History of Christian thought
  • John Calvin
  • Erasmus of Rotterdam
  • Renaissance and reformation
  • History of emotions
  • Religious epistemology
  • Early modern European history
  • Religion
  • Classical tradition
  • Religion and literature

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Research Output

Calvin's Critics: Bolsec and Castellio

Essary, K., 2020, John Calvin in Context. Holder, W. (ed.). Cambridge, p. 328-355 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

Rhetorical Theology and the History of Emotions

Essary, K., 2020, 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

  • 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

    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

    Activities

    • 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

    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

    PARERGON (Journal)

    Kirk Essary (Reviewer)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity