Schedule 2000-2001


October 11: Professor Joshua Scodel, Associate Professor of English, University of Chicago, “The Cowleyan Pindaric Ode and Sublime Diversions.”

October 23: Garth Bond, graduate student in English, University of Chicago, “Sidney’s Trewand Pen: Print in The Defense and Astrophil and Stella.”

November 6: Ellen McClure, French Department, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Sovereignty and Mediation under Louis XIV.”

November 20: Wendy Wall, Professor of English, Northwestern University, “Domestic Fantasies in Early Modern England.”

December 4: Rebecca Ann Bach, Associate Professor of English at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, “Othello in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries and the Colonial Origins of Heterosexuality.”


January 8: Joshua Phillips, graduate student in Comparative Literature, University of Chicago, “Romance in the Factory.”

January 23: Victoria Kirkham, Professor of Modern Languages at the University of Pennsylvania, “Creative Partners: The Artful Marriage of Laura Battiferra and Bartolomeo Ammannati.”

February 5: A discussion of sermons by John Donne and Lancelot Andrewes, led by Dora Rice and Mary Trull.

February 19: Cindy Klestinec, graduate student, Comparative Literature, “Classicism, Comedy, and the Drama of Human Dissection: Domenico Campagnola’s Hand in the De Fabrica’s Frontispiece.”

March 5: Mary Trull, graduate student, English, “Marvelous Pageboys and Redemptive Service in Early Stuart Drama.”


April 9: Discussion of papers on the topic, “‘Renaissance’ Versus ‘Early Modern,'” by Richard Helgerson (University of California, Santa Barbara), Randolph Starn (University of California, Berkeley) and Richard Strier (University of Chicago).

April 30: Valerie Traub, Professor of English, University of Michigan, “The Renaissance of Lesbianism in Early Modern England.”

May 15: David Gants, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia, “”Emerging Technologies and the College Classroom.”

May 28: Aaron Kitch, graduate student, English, “‘Condycions Openly Declared’: Medwall, Print, and the Emergence of Secular Drama in Early Tudor England.”