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Andrew Romig

Andrew Romig

Assistant Professor
B.A. Comparative Literature, & History, University of Iowa, 1996
M.A. History, University of Iowa, 1997
A.M. History, Brown University, 1998
Ph.D. History, Brown University, 2008

Andrew Romig is a historian of medieval culture with teaching and research interests from late antiquity through the Renaissance. While he is particularly interested in the transformations of European culture and society during the Carolingian late-eighth, ninth, and early-tenth centuries, he has taught and written on such wide-ranging subjects as the history of emotion, masculinity, the history of kindness and philanthropy, travel, medieval Latin and vernacular comparative literature, spirituality, historical and literary theory, and the visual arts. Professor Romig is currently at work on a translation of an important early medieval treatise on representational art ("King Charles's Book Against the Synod"), along with a companion volume for the teaching and research of this text, both for the University of Toronto Press. He is also working on a book manuscript, tentatively entitled “The Emperor is Dead: Trauma and Cultural Change during the Carolingian Time of Troubles,” which explores the mid-ninth century civil war between the grandsons of Charlemagne.


News

Andrew Romig presented “Ridiculing the Emperor: Petrarch and the Legend of Fastrada’s Ring,” Twentieth International Medieval Congress, held in Leeds, England, in July 2013. In February 2014, he gave his paper “Prison and Predestination: The ‘Jailhouse’ Correspondence of Gottschalk of Orbais,” at the Prisons of Stone, Word, and Flesh: Medieval and Early Modern Captivity Conference, held at Brown University, in Providence, RI. He presented “Enacting Empathy after the Carolingian Civil War,” at The Fortieth Sewanee Medieval Colloquium: Medieval Emotions, in April 2014, at Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN. He published “In Praise of the Too-Clement Emperor: The Problem of Forgiveness in the Astronomer’s Vita Hludowici imperatoris” in Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 89.2 (Medieval Academy of America, Spring 2014).  He won a 2013–2014 faculty fellowship from the NYU Humanities Initiative.

 

Contact Information

Andrew Romig

Assistant Professor
romig@nyu.edu
1 Wash Pl, Room 531
(212) 998-7319
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Courses

2014 Fall

Proseminar: Theory and Methods in the Humanities: Traditions of Interpretation
Mon 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

The History of Kindness
Mon,Wed 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

2013 Spring

Renaissance and Renewal in the 9th Century
Mon 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2012 Fall

First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar: Holy Grails
Mon,Wed 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

From Memory to Myth: The Mighty Charlemagne
Mon,Wed 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

late antique, medieval, and Renaissance cultural studies; comparative Latin and vernacular literature; history of emotion, gender and sexuality, spirituality, visual arts; historical and literary theory

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