Jessica Wolfe (Marcel Bataillon Professor of English and Comparative Literature) has taught at UNC for two decades, principally as a scholar of the intellectual and literary history of the English and European Renaissance (ca. 1450-1700). Her research focuses on the history of science (or “natural philosophy”) from ancient Greece through the late seventeenth century, on topics ranging from unicorns and glow-worms to early writings on magnetism and electricity, mechanics, and the science of the soul.