November 3rd: Joanna Picciotto on Implicit Faith and the Religious Life of Animals in Early Modern England

Illustration, Edward Topsell’s Historie of Foure-footed Beastes, Folger Collection

Please join the Renaissance Workshop and the Animal Studies Workshop next Monday, November 3rd, when Joanna Picciotto, Associate Professor of English Literature at UC Berkeley, will present a paper entitled “Implicit Faith, ‘Avante-Garde Conformity,’ and the Religious Life of Animals. ” The workshop will take place at 4:30 pm in the Social Science Tea Room (SS 201). (Note unusual time and location).

The paper, to be read in advance, will be sent out to the Renaissance mailing list and is available above. To be added to the Renaissance e-mail list or to request copies of the paper directly, please contact Katia Fowler ( or Sarah Kunjummen (

This event is supported by generous funding from the Nicholson Center for British Studies, and is free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities who may need assistance to attend should contact Katia Fowler or Sarah Kunjummen.