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MemberNina Chordas

Medieval, Renaissance, 18th century, Russian and Soviet Literature, Translation (Russian into English, literary). I am a certified translator (Russian>English) through the American Translators Association (ATA). I am particularly interested in Renaissance and Soviet versions of utopia, and in Soviet interpretations of the Renaissance.

MemberValerie Billing

Valerie Billing is Assistant Professor of English at Central College, where she teaches courses in Shakespeare, medieval and early modern English literature, world literature, LGBTQ+ literature, and disability literature. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Early Modern English Literature from the University of California, Davis. Valerie’s current research project investigates the erotics of size in a range of early modern drama, poetry, prose, and visual art.