Dianne Mitchell
Assistant Professor

Office: 1330/1332 Grandview

Dianne Mitchell received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and came to Boulder after two years as a Junior Research Fellow in English at The Queen's College, Oxford. Dianne's work explores the intersections of lyric form and the material world of early modern texts. Her first book, Paper Intimacies, is about the surprising forms of intimacy afforded by Renaissance lyrics as mobile, social, and ever-changing handwritten objects. Dianne loves to write about and teach with manuscripts, wedding approaches from book history, formalist study, and queer theory in her scholarship and classroom. She frequently collaborates with the UK-based scholar Katherine Hunt. 

Areas of Specialty

  • Renaissance Literature
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Poetics Aesthetics