James Grantham Turner having tea in Buckingham Palace

James Grantham Turner

James D. Hart Professor of English
Dept of English
(510) 642-2749
Research Expertise and Interest
gender, sexuality, English, 16th-18th-Century English, Italian and French literature, art and literature, 17th-Century political writing, landscape and the city, Enlightenment materialism, sexuality in Renaissance Italian art and Antiquity, ecocriticism in literature and art
Research Description

James Grantham Turner's current research examines eroticism in Renaissance art and aesthetic theory, and the integration of Eros, architecture, poetry and landscape in the Villa Farnesina, Rome. Previous publications explored Milton, Behn and Rochester, libertine literature in Europe, sexuality in the early novel, erotic education in the French Enlightenment, the gender politics of Adam and Eve, and the representation of rural life.

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