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William B. Hunter

William B. Hunter

At Lafayette, Louisiana, in April, 2000, the South-Central Renaissance Conference's executive board voted to recognize one outstanding scholar of Renaissance studies each year. William B. Hunter (1915-2006) was a former president of SCRC and a distinguished Renaissance scholar. The Hunter Lecture Series is supported by the generosity of St. Edward's University.


2014: Jeffrey Shoulson, University of Connecticut, Storrs, on "Hugh Broughton, the King James Bible, and the Challenge of Hebraic Scholarship" (April 3, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona)

2013: Liana de Girolami Cheney, University of Massachusetts Lowell, on "Giorgio Vasari's Vision: The Arts and the Belles Lettres" (March 21, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska)

2012: Sabine Mödersheim, University of Wisconsin, Madison, on "Ut pictura poesis—Emblems and the Material Culture" (March 8, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana)

2011: Kevin R. Moll, East Carolina University, on "Some Straight-Shooting Observations on the Early L’homme armé Masses" (March 3, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri)

2010: Sheila Rabin, Professor of History, St. Peter's College, New Jersey, on "Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and the Historiography of Renaissance Astrology" (March 18, 2010 in Corpus Christi, Texas)

2009: Laurinda S. Dixon, Professor of Art History, Syracuse University on "The Eye, Heart and Brain of the Beholder: Experiencing English Renaissance Portraits" (March 5, 2009 in Hot Springs, Arkansas)

2008: William B. Wallace, Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History, Washington University, St. Louis on "The Greatest Ass in the World: Michelangelo as Writer" (March 6, 2008 in Kansas City, Missouri)

2007: Regina Schwartz, Professor of English, Northwestern University on "Sacramental Poetics" (March 8, 2007 in San Antonio, Texas)

2006: Paul Alpers, Class of 1942 Professor of English Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and Professor-in-Residence, Smith College on "Renaissance Lyrics and Their Situations" (March 9, 2006 in Houston, Texas)

2005: Andrew Ladis, Professor of Art History, University of Georgia on "Giotto and That Obscure Object of Desire" (March 3, 2005 in Malibu, California)

2004: Rebecca Wagner Oettlinger of the University of Wisconsin on "Public Relations in the Sixteenth Century: Luther's Image in Popular Songs." (April 1, 2004 in Austin, Texas)

2003: Russ McDonald of the University of North Carolina (Greensboro) on "The Elizabethan Shakespeare." (March, 2003 at New Orleans, Louisiana.)

2002: Ingrid Rowland of the American Academy, Rome, author of The Culture of the High Renaissance: Ancients and Moderns in Sixteenth-Century Rome. (April, 2002 at St. Louis University.)

2001: The first honoree in the SCRC William B. Hunter Lecture Series in Renaissance Studies was Michael Schoenfeldt of the University of Michigan. The lecture was titled "'Commotion Strange': Milton and Passion" (April, 2001, at the Texas A & M Conference).

Michael Schoenfeldt
Michael Schoenfeldt

Professor Schoenfeldt received his graduate training at the University of California at Berkeley and has published widely in Renaissance studies. His first book, Prayer and Power: George Herbert and Renaissance Courtship (University of Chicago Press), appeared in 1991. His second, Bodies and Selves in Early Modern England: Physiology and Inwardness in Spenser, Shakespeare, Herbert, and Milton (Cambridge University Press) appeared in December, 1999.