Tiffany Jo Werth is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. Her work on the thorny relationship of romance to the long English Reformation has appeared in article form in the Shakespearean International Yearbook and English Literary Renaissance and as her first monograph The Fabulous Dark Cloister: Romance in England after the Reformation (Johns Hopkins University Press). Her current book project, entitled The English Lithic Imagination from More to Milton, argues that the mineral (clay, rocks, stones, bezoars, iron) offers an unsettling touchstone for rethinking Renaissance humanism and literary creation. She has published on the more-than-human world as editor of a special issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook and in several journal articles including a special issue of Spenser Studies on “Spenser and the Human.” She co-edited a never-before-printed academic drama The Converted Robber or Stonehenge, a Pastoral in English Literary Renaissance and looks forward to Premodern Ecologies in the Modern Literary Imagination that she has co-edited with Vin Nardizzi (University of Toronto Press 2019). She was the Mellon long-term fellow at the Huntington Library (2016-2017) and is currently serving as the President of the International Spenser Society, and is a co-founder and immediate past Director of Oecologies. She’s excited to be spearheading “Sea,” to be hosted by a consortium of the University of California in 2020.