David Simon on “Vicious Pranks” in Rabelais and Shakespeare

Please join the Renaissance Workshop
and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop
TUESDAY, October 3, when

David Simon
Assistant Professor, English
University of Chicago
presents the paper:

“Vicious Pranks: Comedy and Cruelty in Rabelais and Shakespeare”
TUESDAY 3 October
5:00 – 6:30 PM
First Floor Seminar Room, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

There is no precirculated paper for this event.

Please note the unusual day and location. The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality is located at 5733 South University Avenue. Light refreshments will be served.

**This event is cosponsored with the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop.**

If you would like to join our mailing list, please click here. We are committed to making our workshop fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Questions, requests, and/or concerns may be directed to Beatrice Bradley (bbradley@uchicago.edu) or Jo Nixon (ejnixon@uchicago.edu).

Image Source: Gargantua and Pantagruel by Gustave Dore

 

Emily Vasiliauskas on “Antony and Cleopatra and the Art of Dying”

Please join the Renaissance Workshop
and the Nicholson Center for British Studies
MONDAY, September 25, when

Emily Vasiliauskas
Assistant Professor, English
Williams College
presents the paper:

Antony and Cleopatra and the Art of Dying”
MONDAY 25 September
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Rosenwald 405

The paper, to be read in advance, is available with password in the post above. Light refreshments will be served.

If you would like to join our mailing list, please click here. We are committed to making our workshop fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Questions, requests, and/or concerns may be directed to Beatrice Bradley (bbradley@uchicago.edu) or Jo Nixon (ejnixon@uchicago.edu).

Image Source: Sleeping Ariadne from the Vatican Museums

Renaissance Workshop Call for Papers 2017-18

The Renaissance Workshop invites proposals for the 2017-18 academic year. The focus of the workshop is to discuss the work-in-progress of both graduate students and faculty in early modern and Renaissance studies. The workshop’s faculty sponsors are Ellen MacKay and David Simon from the Department of English, and participants attend from across the University. This past year included presentations on the subject of Renaissance humanism, slapstick in Shakespeare, economic metaphors in early modern drama, and network analysis of seventeenth-century citation. Papers may be in a range of academic genres, such as dissertation chapters, article drafts, and conference papers.

We encourage proposals both from regular attendees and from those new to the workshop. Past schedules are available under the “Archive” tab. If you have a work-in-progress that you would like to present for discussion and feedback at this year’s workshop, please submit a brief proposal to Beatrice Bradley (bbradley@uchicago.edu) or Jo Nixon (ejnixon@uchicago.edu) by September 1st. We ask that proposals be no more than 250 words.

The Renaissance Workshop meets on alternating Mondays in Rosenwald 405 from 5:00-6:30 pm. Please join us for our first meeting of the year on Monday, September 25.

Sam Catlin on “Milton’s Infinite Commentary”

Please join the Renaissance Workshop
MONDAY, June 5, when

Sam Catlin
PhD Student, Comparative Literature
University of Chicago
presents the paper:

“‘Also it is written’: Milton’s Infinite Commentary”
MONDAY 5 June
5:00 PM

Wieboldt 207

**Please note the unusual location.**

The paper, to be read in advance, has been distributed to the Renaissance Workshop mailing list and is available with password in the post above. Light refreshments will be served.

If you would like to join our email list, please click here. We are committed to making our workshop fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Questions, requests, and/or concerns may be directed to Beatrice Bradley (bbradley@uchicago.eduor Jo Nixon (ejnixon@uchicago.edu).

Image Source: Rembrandt, The Blinding of Samson, 1636, Städel Museum

Rana Choi on Gresham’s Law and Shakespeare’s Plays

Please join the Renaissance Workshop
MONDAY, May 15, when

Rana Choi
Postdoctoral Scholar, Comparative Literature
University of Chicago
presents the paper:

“Gresham’s Law As Significant Metaphor in Shakespeare’s Plays”
MONDAY 15 May
5:00 PM

Rosenwald 405

The paper, to be read in advance, has been distributed to the Renaissance Workshop mailing list and is available with password in the post above. Light refreshments will be served.

If you would like to join our email list, please click here. We are committed to making our workshop fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Questions, requests, and/or concerns may be directed to Beatrice Bradley (bbradley@uchicago.eduor Jo Nixon (ejnixon@uchicago.edu).

Image Source: Portrait of Sir Thomas Gresham by Antonis Mor, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Image via Flickr)

Abigail Marcus on “Henry Vaughan’s ‘Songs in the Night'”

Please join the Renaissance Workshop
MONDAY, May 1, when

Abigail Marcus
PhD Candidate, English
University of Chicago
presents the paper:

“Henry Vaughan’s ‘Songs in the Night’”
MONDAY 1 May
5:00 PM

Rosenwald 405

The paper, to be read in advance, has been distributed to the Renaissance Workshop mailing list and is available with password in the post above. Light refreshments will be served.

If you would like to join our email list, please click here. We are committed to making our workshop fully accessible to persons with disabilities. Questions, requests, and/or concerns may be directed to Beatrice Bradley (bbradley@uchicago.eduor Jo Nixon (ejnixon@uchicago.edu).

Image Source: Vaughan, Henry. Silex Scintillans: or Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations. London, 1650.