Renaissance Colloquium

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Renaissance Colloquium

The Renaissance Colloquium is committed to providing a forum for graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars to gather and discuss current topics in early modern studies. We invite speakers from neighboring institutions and further afield to present their research in a collegial setting that encourages questions and discussion. In recent years, we have hosted scholars including Colin Burrow, Richard Halpern, Victoria Kahn, Rhodri Lewis, Molly Murray, and numerous others.

Upcoming Events

Nov 12
Tiffany Stern, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Playing Songs and Singing Plays: Ballads and Plays in the Early Modern Period

Reception in Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 21
Rachel Eisendrath, Department of English, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Barnard College, Columbia University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Title TBD

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

May 02
Jessica Wolfe, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
4: 30 PM 4: 30 PM

Thomas Browne and the Mystery of Number in the Seventeenth Century

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Past Events

2018 - 2019

Sep 27
David Como, Department of History, Stanford University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

The Origins of the Concept of Freedom of the Press

Reception in the Thorp Library, McCosh Hall, to follow talk.

2017-2018

May 04
Russ Leo (Princeton) Sarah Rivett (Princeton) Yaacob Dweck (Princeton) Rhodri Lewis (Princeton) Nigel Smith (Princeton) Sophie Gee (Princeton) Mogens Lærke (CNRS, IHRIM, ENS de Lyon) Steven Nadler (University of Wisconsin–Madison) Feisal Mohamed (CUNY Graduate Center) Henk Nellen (Rotterdam) Sarah Mortimer (Oxford) Eric Nelson (Harvard) Julie Saada (Sciences Po, Paris) Jan Bloemendal (Huygens ING) Jane Raisch (York) Frédéric Gabriel (CNRS, IHRIM, ENS de Lyon) Freya Sierhuis (York) Timothy Harrison (Chicago) Fara Dabhoiwala (Princeton) Mary Nyquist (Toronto) Sharon Achinstein (Johns Hopkins University) Julie Klein (Villanova) Michael Rosenthal (University of Washington) Jan Waszink (Leiden)
East Pyne 105 (Friday) & Wallace 300 (Saturday-Sunday) 11: 30 AM

The Intellectual Lives of Hugo Grotius - Texts, Contexts and Controversies Across the Disciplines

 

May 02
Joanna Picciotto, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Tolerating Enthusiasts

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Feb 22
Timothy Duffy, Department of Comparative Literature, New York University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Crashaw After Petrarch: Lyrics Against the World

Reception in the Thorp Library to folow talk.

Dec 07
Ayesha Ramachandran, Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University
40 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Lyric Thinking: Humanism, Poetry, Modernity

Please review introduction prior to talk.  Introduction available from Mary Prokop (mprokop@princeton.edu)

Reception in Thorp Library following talk.

Oct 24
Laurie Shannon, Department of English, Northwestern University
McCosh Hall, Room 40 4: 30 PM

"Hamlet and the Natural History of Human Being, circa 1600"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Oct 09
John Kerrigan
John Kerrigan, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
McCosh Hall, Room 40 4: 30 PM

"King Lear and its Origins"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

2016-2017

Nov 18
Seth Lerer, Department of Literature, University of California, San Diego; Visiting Professor, Department of English, Cornell University (FA16)
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Poetry and the Past in the Late Plays"

Reception in Thorp Library to follow talk.

Nov 10
Bjoern Quiring, Freie Universitat Berlin
McCosh Hall, Room 40 4: 30 PM

"All Things with Double Terror: Nature as First and Last Judgment in Milton's Paradise Lost"

Oct 10
Richard Rambuss, Department of English, Brown University
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

"Kubrick's Shakespeare: War, Literature, and Taste"

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.