Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Castles and cathedrals. Chaucer and Shakespeare. Tales of Troy. Medieval and renaissance studies reflect on history and culture from the Fall of Rome through the late 17th century—a time period with many defining moments for Western civilizations. Wheaton’s medieval and renaissance studies minor spans the disciplines: You will learn about societies in this era through art, music, literature, world cultures, politics, religion, and anthropology. Italian studies, English, or art history majors will especially benefit from this minor.



Michael Drout

Professor of English; Chair, English Department; Director of the Center for the Study of the Medieval

Touba Ghadessi

Professor of the History of Art + Interim Provost

Montserrat Pérez-Toribio

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies; Chair, Hispanic and Italian Studies Department; Latin American Studies Co-coordinator

Dana M. Polanichka

Associate Professor of History; Wheaton in Bhutan Program Coordinator

Francoise Rosset

Associate Professor of Russian; Chair of Russian Department; Women's & Gender Studies Program Coordinator; Global Literary Studies Program Co-coordinator

Evelyn Ruth Staudinger

Professor of the History of Art, Emerita