T. M. Vozar

T. M. Vozar

Excellence Strategy Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Modern Studies

University of Hamburg


I am a scholar of early modern literary, cultural, and intellectual history with interests including Milton, Shakespeare, classical reception, Neo-Latin studies, the transnational republic of letters, the history of scholarship and education, orientalism, European-Islamic encounters, colonial America, and book history.

My first book, Milton, Longinus, and the Sublime in the Seventeenth Century, will be published by Oxford University Press in December and is now available for pre-order here (or here in the US). I am currently at work on a second book provisionally entitled Polemical Erudition: Scholarship and Politics in the English Revolution as well as several other projects, including a translation of Isaac Barrow’s De Religione Turcica, a Latin poem on Islam composed during a visit to Istanbul in 1658, and an edition of the Life of William Cavendish for the forthcoming Complete Works of Margaret Cavendish. I have published over twenty articles on subjects ranging from the influence of academic drama on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar to the circulation of a Latin treatise on Islam by the Polish-born Ottoman dragoman Ali Ufki. I was interviewed for the blog of the Royal Society about my discovery of several unnoticed letters by Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (here).

  • Milton
  • early modern learned culture and the republic of letters
  • the history of scholarship and education
  • orientalism and European-Islamic encounters
  • Shakespeare and Renaissance drama
  • PhD in English Studies, 2021

    University of Exeter

  • MA in Classical Studies, 2015

    University of Pennsylvania

  • BA with High Honors in Latin, 2013

    Oberlin College

Selected Articles

(2023). Julius Caesar and the Revenge Plot from Oxford to Shakespeare’s Globe. Review of English Studies 74.315 (2023): 456–469.


(2023). The New Science and the Virtuoso Reader in Thomas Creech’s Lucretius. Modern Philology 120.3 (2023): 356–377.


(2020). An English Translation of Longinus in the Lansdowne Collection at the British Library. The Seventeenth Century 35.5 (2020): 625–650.