Peter Mack studied English Language and Literature at St Peter’s College Oxford, 1973-76, followed by the MPhil in Combined Historical Studies (The Renaissance) at the Warburg Institute. He had a year’s Leverhulme European Studentship at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Rome and the Vatican Library, 1978-9. He did his PhD part-time at the Warburg Institute, 1979-83. He was appointed Lecturer in English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick in September 1979, progressing as Senior Lecturer and Reader, before being promoted to Professor in January 2001. He served as Chair of the Arts Faculty 1995-98 and Chair of the English Department 2001-4. In 2010 he was appointed as Director of the Warburg Institute, and Professor of the History of the Classical Tradition in the University of London, on secondment from his Chair at Warwick. Research Interests: The history of rhetoric and logic in the renaissance, renaissance thought, rhetoric and renaissance culture, the impact of the classical tradition on renaissance European literature, renaissance rhetorical theory as an approach to analysing renaissance culture and European literature.