Craig Kallendorf is a Professor of English and Classics at Texas A&M University, where he has taught book history at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for forty years.  He is the author or editor of twenty-seven books and almost 150 articles and reference entries. The associate editor for antiquity and the Italian Renaissance for The Oxford Companion to the Book, Dr. Kallendorf has catalogued three collections of Renaissance books, the Aldine collection at the University of Texas, the Virgil collection at Princeton, and his own Early Printed Virgil Editions from 1500 to 1800: A Bibliography of the Craig Kallendorf Collection, and his two earlier bibliographies of Renaissance Italian editions of Virgil formed the basis of his A Bibliography of the Early Printed Editions of Virgil, 1469-1850. A special interest in Renaissance Venice led to the conference he organized in 2007 with Lisa Pon and SHARP on “The Book in Venice.” Kallendorf’s latest books, The Protean Virgil: Material Form and the Reception of the Classics (2015) and Printing Virgil: The Transformation of the Classics in the Renaissance (2019), explore the relationship between the physical book and textual interpretation. Dr. Kallendorf’s research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Loeb Classical Library Foundation.

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