Yulia Ryzhik holds a Ph.D. in English from Harvard University. She specializes in Renaissance literature and is working on two book projects: a monograph entitled Donne’s Spenser: Between Allegory and Metaphor and an edited collection of essays, Spenser and Donne: Thinking Poets (Manchester University Press). Ryzhik's publications include "Complaint and Satire in Spenser and Donne: Limits of Poetic Justice" (English Literary Renaissance, 2017), "Books, Fans, and Mallarmé's Butterfly" (PMLA, 2011), and "Spenser and Donne Go Fishing" (forthcoming in Spenser Studies). 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. Her research and teaching interests extend to poetry of all periods, satire and humor, Shakespeare (especially in performance), Italian Renaissance art and literature, the classical tradition, figurative language, allegory, and, most recently, anime.