Erika Boeckeler

Erika Boeckeler

Assistant Professor of English
education Ph.D in Comparative Literature,
Harvard University
Mailing address 427 HO
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Erika Boeckeler is an assistant professor in the Department of English.  She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard University in 2007 and taught at Kenyon College before coming to Northeastern. She has held the Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Huntington Library, and in 2012-2013 she was a fellow at the Wellesley Newhouse Center for the Humanities. Professor Boeckeler is completing a book, Playfull Letters: The Dramatization of the Alphabet in the Renaissance, which demonstrates the intellectual impact of artistic experimentation with the alphabet during the Renaissance. Among her publications are the article “Painting Writing in Albrecht Dürer’s  Self-Portrait of 1500,” which appeared in the journal Word and Image in 2012.

Selected Publications

“Painting Writing in Albrecht Dürer’s Self-Portrait of 1500,” Word & Image,  28.1 (2012): 30-56.

“At Home Among the Images: Early Modern Women’s Textiles and Protestant Domestic Décor in England.” Review Essay for Decorating the ‘Godly’ Household: Religious Art in Post-Reformation Britain by Tara Hamling and Pens and Needles:Women’s Textualities in Early Modern England by Susan Frye. The Huntington Library Quarterly 74.2 (June 2011):325-332.

“Building Meaning: The First Architectural Alphabet.” Push Me, Pull You: Art and Devotional Interaction in Late Medieval & Early Modern Europe. Vol. 1. Eds. Sarah Blick and Laura Gelfand. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2011. 149-195.

Current book project: “Playfull Letters: The Dramatization of the Alphabet in the Renaissance.”

Selected Honors & Awards

2012-13 External Fellow, Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College

2010-11 Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellow, Huntington Library

2009 Folger Shakespeare Library Short Term Fellow

2007 NEH Summer Seminar participant “The Reformation of the Book”

2005-06 Whiting Dissertation Fellow