Rana Choi on “Evidentiary Drama and the Performance of Penance in The Winter’s Tale”

Please join the Renaissance Workshop
MONDAY, June 4, when

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

“Shakespeare’s Commedia: Evidentiary Drama and the Performance of Penance in The Winter’s Tale
MONDAY, 4 June
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Rosenwald 405

The paper, to be read in advance, will be distributed to the Renaissance Workshop mailing list and is available with a 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 all persons. Questions, requests, and/or concerns may be directed to Beatrice Bradley (bbradley@uchicago.edu) or Jo Nixon (ejnixon@uchicago.edu).
Image: Hieronymus Bosch, “Ascent of the Blessed.” c. 1500.

Critical Pedagogy Discussion on Race and the Canon with Ayanna Thompson

Please join the Renaissance Workshop Thursday, May 31 for a critical pedagogy discussion on race and the canon with Ayanna Thompson (Professor of English at George Washington University and President of the Shakespeare Association of America). This event will take place in Wieboldt 103 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Please note the unusual day and time.

Professor Thompson specializes in Renaissance drama and issues of race in/as performance. She is the author of several books, including Performing Race and Torture on the Early Modern Stage (Routledge, 2008), Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race, and Contemporary America (OUP, 2011), and Teaching Shakespeare with Purpose: A Student Centred Approach (Arden Bloomsbury, 2016).

This event will provide the opportunity to discuss how we can teach the canon while fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion. For anyone in historical fields, it’s also the occasion to think about how we teach the early periods without neglecting race, ethnicity, and other expressions of difference often effaced by history. Whatever your field, we hope you’ll join us!

This project is funded by the Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement and Diversity, and we thank the Chicago Center for Teaching for its support. This event is also co-sponsored by the English Department, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Ayanna Thompson on “Encountering Othello Anew through the Deutsches Theater Berlin”

Please join the Renaissance Workshop
Thursday, May 31 when

Ayanna Thomspon
Professor, English
George Washington University
presents the paper:

“Encountering Othello Anew through the Deutsches Theater Berlin”
THURSDAY 31 MAY
5:00-6:30
ROSENWALD 405

**Please note the unusual day.**
There is no precirculated paper for this workshop. Light refreshments will be served.

This project is funded by the Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement and Diversity, and we thank the Chicago Center for Teaching for its support. This event is also co-sponsored by the English Department, the Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

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

Image Source: Image Provided by Ayanna Thompson, Othello, dir. Jette Steckel (2009)

Jane Mikkelson on “Lyric as Infinite Translation”

Please join the Renaissance Workshop
Monday, May 21, when

Jane Mikkelson
PhD Candidate
South Asian Languages and Civilization and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago
presents the paper:

“Lyric as Infinite Translation: The Sustained Reimagining of Indic and Islamic Ideas in the Persian Poetry of Bīdel of Delhi (d. 1721)”
MONDAY 21 May
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Rosenwald 405

The paper, to be read in advance, has been distributed to the Renaissance Workshop mailing list and is available with a password in the post below. 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 all persons. Questions, requests, and/or concerns may be directed to Beatrice Bradley (bbradley@uchicago.edu) or Jo Nixon (ejnixon@uchicago.edu).

Image: “Three Aspects of the Absolute,” Smithsonian, D.C.: 1823.

Michal Zechariah on “Gratitude and Moral Agency in Paradise Lost”

Please join the Renaissance Workshop
MONDAY, May 7, when

Michal Zechariah
PhD Student, English
University of Chicago

presents the paper:

“’Good Unkown’: Gratitude and Moral Agency in Paradise Lost
MONDAY 7 May
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Rosenwald 405

The paper, to be read in advance, has been distributed to the Renaissance Workshop mailing list and is available with a 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 all persons. Questions, requests, and/or concerns may be directed to Beatrice Bradley (bbradley@uchicago.edu) or Jo Nixon (ejnixon@uchicago.edu).

Image: Gustave Doré, Illustration for Paradise Lost, 1866

Richard Strier on George Herbert & François de Sales

Please join the Renaissance Workshop
and the Early Modern and Mediterranean Worlds Workshop
MONDAY, April 23, when

Richard Strier
Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
Department of English
University of Chicago

presents the paper:

“‘Devout Humanism’ and Its Problems: George Herbert & François de Sales”
MONDAY 23 April
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Rosenwald 405

The paper, to be read in advance, has been distributed to the Renaissance Workshop mailing list and is available with a 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 all persons. Questions, requests, and/or concerns may be directed to Beatrice Bradley (bbradley@uchicago.edu) or Jo Nixon (ejnixon@uchicago.edu).

Image: Rogier van der Weyden, “The Magdalen Reading,” National Gallery, London: c. 1435-38.