My project-1Yulia Ryzhik is a scholar of literature specializing in Renaissance poetry and holds a Ph.D. in English from Harvard University. She is currently teaching in the English Department at the University of Toronto, Scarborough and is the director of the Book History and Print Culture collaborative program at the University of Toronto. Before coming to UTSC, Ryzhik taught at the University of New Mexico and was a Behrman-Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow at the Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. She is the editor of Spenser and Donne: Thinking Poets (Manchester University Press, 2019) and is working on a monograph entitled Donne’s Spenser: From Allegory to Metaphor. Ryzhik teaches courses on Shakespeare, 16th– and 17th-century British literature, Romanticism (most recently “Byron in the World”), and literary history from Old English to the present. Her research and teaching interests extend to poetry of all periods, satire and humour, translation, world literature and visual arts, figurative language, allegory, and anime.