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Raymond B. Waddington
Professor of English


Ph.D. Rice University, 1963
B.A. Stanford University

Professor Waddington is the senior editor of The Sixteenth Century Journal and editor of the Praeger Series on the Early Modern World. He has been an Instructor at the University of Houston, Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas, and advanced to Professor at the University of Wisconsin before coming to UCDavis in 1982. His fields of interest include Renaissance literature and art, Shakespeare, Milton, cultural and intellectual history, iconography, rhetoric, Italian and Latin.

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellow, 1983
  • Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge, 1982
  • Newberry Library--National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, 1978
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend, 1977
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow, 1972-73
  • Visiting Member, Institute for Research in the Humanities, 1971-72
  • Huntington Library Fellow, 1967, 1975
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Humanities, John Hopkins University, 1965-66


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Raymond Waddington Book

Aretino's Satyr
by Raymond B. Waddington

"Aretino's Satyr is a thorough and profound investigation of the very meaning of Renaissance culture. It is in fact a major tour de force--one of the most challenging, best researched, and best written books on the subject I have read in a number of years."
- Massimo Ciavolella, UCLA


  • Aretino's Satyr, 2004
  • The Expulsion of the Jews, co-editor, 1994
  • The Age of Milton, co-editor, 1980
  • The Mind's Empire, 1974
  • The Rhetoric of Renaissance Poetry, co-editor, 1974

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