Renascence, a critical and scholarly journal, is published by Marquette University as an expression of its Jesuit mission of the search for truth and the exaltation of human dignity. The journal's essays explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning moral philosophy, theology and spirituality.


  • Editor:

    John E. Curran, Jr. - Professor (Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1996) English Literature, Shakespeare, Spenser, 16th and 17th Century British Literature
  • Editor Emeritus:

    Ed Block, Jr. - Professor (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1975) English and Comparative Literature, 19th and early 20th Century British and German Literature
  • Assistant Editor:

    Peter Spaulding - Instructor (Ph.D. candidate, Marquette University, 2022) English Literature, the Epic Tradition, John Milton, 16th and 17th Century Literature