Leonard Barkan – November 10 & 11

Please join us on Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 11 for a lecture and workshop with

Class of 1943 Professor and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University.

LECTURE: “Michelangelo: Scribbles, Doodles, Poetry.”
Thursday, November 10 at 4:30 pm in the Social Sciences Tea Room (201). A reception will follow the lecture.

WORKSHOP: Selections from Unswept Floor: Food Culture and High Culture, Antiquity and Renaissance.
Friday, November 11 at 1 pm, in Rosenwald 405. Lunch will be provided.

NOTE: The workshop paper, to be read in advance, is accompanied by a set of images, to be viewed in advance.

Both paper and images are available on the Renaissance workshop website. Log-in using the password “food”. The paper will also be distributed as usual to members of the Renaissance Workshop e-mail list. Due to the size of the PowerPoint file containing the images, however, this will be available on the website only.

Please contact Laura Kolb (lkolb@uchicago.edu) or Philip Goldfarb (pgoldfarb@uchicago.edu) if you have any difficulty downloading the text or images. Persons needing assistance in order to attend should also contact Laura or Philip.

These events are co-sponsored by the Renaissance, Poetry and Poetics, Western Mediterranean, and Rhetoric and Poetics workshops; the Nicholson Center for British Studies; and the History and Forms of Lyric lecture series. We hope to see many of you there!

Field Trips – November 7

In lieu of normal workshop, we’d like to encourage all workshop participants to attend the following events:

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2011 | 5:00 — 6:30 p.m.
The Franke Institute for the Humanities
1100 East 57th Street, JRL S-118, Chicago, IL
Readings from Rosanna Warren, David Wellbery, and Adam Zagajewski

David and Kris Wray, Resident Masters at
Max Palevsky Residential Commons present
the Autumn 2011 Wirszup Lecture
What is Cambridge Poetry?
John Wilkinson, Professor of Practice in the Arts, Department of English & Committee on Creative Writing
November 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Max Palevsky East Commons
Refreshments will be served
Open to the public. Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance are requested to call 773-702-8274 in advance.

Close-Reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138 – September 30

Led by Michael Hansen, Department of English, and co-sponsored by the Renaissance Workshop, the Literature and Philosophy Workshop, and the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers (ALSCW).

The poem and a recommended essay (Edward A. Snow, “Loves of Comfort and Despair: A Reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138,” ELH 47 (1980): 462-483) can be downloaded here:
Sonnet 138
Recommended Essay