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Serena S

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Medieval history, early modern history, history of religion, women's history, European intellectual history, history of rhetoric and communication

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Print, Polemic, and Poetry

How did the invention of the printing press coupled with the Reformation catapult different genres of religious literature into everyone's hands? Literate and nonliterate people alike spent their hard-earned cash to see some spicy takes on figures like the pope (vicar of Christ or anti-Christ?) and Martin Luther (liberator of the conscience or arch-heretic?)—why?

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