Reading Sir John Davies "Orchestra"

Date: 
12/12/2012 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: 
Hinds Library, McCosh Hall
A lunchtime colloquium for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
While relatively unknown among modern readers, the Sir John Davies' magnificent and ambitious poem Orchestra, or a Poeme of Dauncing was well-received by Renaissance audiences and warrants a careful reading.  We will gather on Wednesday 12 December at noon in the Hinds LIbrary for poetry and conversation, to read sections together over lunch and discuss this compelling philosophical poem, which poses interesting questions about multiple arts (how is poetry--or language, for that matter--related to dance and to the body?), nature and the cosmos, and the dialectic between chaos and creation.  Please send me an email (rleo@princeton.edu) to RSVP for lunch, and so I can send you a pdf of the text.