Professor of English
George Pigman works on Renaissance literature and intellectual history, especially relations between classical antiquity and the early modern period. Following upon his recent book on the history of dream theory, he is preparing an edition and translation of the Latin text of Girolamo Cardano's Synesian Dreams (1562), the most important treatise on dream theory in the early modern period.
- Grief and English Renaissance Elegy (Cambridge University Press, 1985).
- George Gascoigne, A Hundreth Sundrie Flowres, edited with introduction and commentary (Clarendon Press, 2000).
- Conceptions of Dreaming from Homer to 1800 (London: Anthem Press, 2019).
- Giovanni Gioviano Pontano, The Virtues and Vices of Speech, edited and translated, The I Tatti Renaissance Library (Harvard University Press, 2019).
- "Imitation and the Renaissance sense of the past: the reception of Erasmus' Ciceronianus," The Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 9 (1979), 155–77.
- "Versions of Imitation in the Renaissance," Renaissance Quarterly 33 (1980), 1–32.
- "Barzizza's Treatise on Imitation," Bibliothèque d'Humanisme et Renaissance 42 (1982), 341–52.
- "Freud and the history of empathy," International Journal of Psycho-Analysis 76 (1995), 237–56.