Renaissance Workshop Autumn 2023 Schedule

Dear Colleagues, 


We are happy to announce the Renaissance Workshop’s Autumn 2023 schedule, which can be found in full below. The workshop meets on Mondays from 5:00-6:30pm in Rosenwald 301 (note the room change) unless otherwise specified. Should you like to join a meeting via Zoom, please email either Alyssa Mule ( or Andrés Irigoyen ( for accommodation. In the event that the meeting switches to a virtual setting, we will notify you in the announcement a week in advance of the event. 


Materials for the workshop, as well as the schedule and any updates, are available on our website. The Renaissance Workshop is free and open to the public, and we encourage those new to the workshop to attend. 


We look forward to seeing you on Monday, October 9th when Richard Strier (Frank L. Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus) will present the paper “Bangs and Whimpers: Notes on The Early Versions of King Lear.




Andrés and Alyssa


AUTUMN 2023 


October 9th | Richard Strier

Frank L. Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus

University of Chicago

“Bangs and Whimpers: Notes on The Early Versions of King Lear.


October 23rd | Jennifer Thorup Birkett 

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Notre Dame 

Title TBD 


November 6th | Elizabeth Hines 

PhD Candidate, University of Chicago 

“Imperial Experiments” 


November 27th | Elisha Hamlin 

MAPH Student, University of Chicago 

“‘Cruel, Irreligious Piety:’ Eucharistic Tropes and Witnessing Whiteness in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus”