Schedule 2014-2015


April 20 | Seth Lobis
Associate Professor, Literature, Claremont McKenna College
“The Quick and the Dead: Vitalism and Literary History in the Restoration Tempest

Fri., May 8 from 11:00-12:30 | Beatrice Bradley
Rosenwald 405
Ph.D. Student, English, University of Chicago
“Bad Latin: The Evolution of Classical Sources in Thomas Cogan’s The Haven of Health”
***Please note the unusual day and time***

Wed., May 13 from 4:30-6:00 | Ellen MacKay
UPDATE: We will be in our usual room: Rosenwald 405.
Associate Professor, English, Indiana University-Bloomington
“Absorption, Uncontainment, and Cleopatra’s Barge”
Co-sponsored with the Theater & Performance Studies Workshop and generously supported by The Center for Theater and Performance Studies.
***Please note the unusual day and time***

May 18 | Ingrid Greenfield
Ph.D. Candidate, Art History, University of Chicago
“‘There is No Other Law Than the King’s Appetites’: Conspicuous Collecting on the Guinea Coast, 1450-1650”
Co-sponsored with the Western Mediterranean Culture Workshop


Jan 26 | Sarah Kunjummen
Graduate Student, English, University of Chicago”Self-Supplying Springs: Labor, Circulation and Desire in Order and Disorder”

Feb 9 | Philip Goldfarb
Ph.D. Candidate, English, University of Chicago”What Makes Shakespeare Special: Politics and Setting in Jonson’s Catiline

Feb 16 from 4:30-6:00 | Richard Strier
Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago “Paleness versus Eloquence: The Ideologies of Style in the English Renaissance” (Co-sponsored with the Poetry & Poetics Workshop)
***Please note unusual time***

Friday Feb 20 from 4:00-5:30 in Special Collections
“Unlocking the Secrets of Donne’s Letters”
Presented by Jana Dambrogio, Thomas F. Peterson Conservator, MIT Libraries and Daniel Smith, British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow and Oakeshott Junior Research Fellow, English, Lincoln College, University of Oxford. Please also join us before the workshop for an optional viewing of original manuscripts from 3:00-3:45.
***Please note the unusual day, time, and location***

March 9 | Joe Loewenstein, Professor, English, Washington University in Saint Louis and Anupam Basu, Mark Steinberg Weil Early Career Fellow in Digital Humanities, Washington University in Saint Louis
“Spenser’s Spell: Archaism and Historical Stylometrics”
Co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities Forum and generously supported by the Nicholson Center for British Studies

March 11| Judith Buchanan
Professor of English and Related Literatures, Director, Humanities Research Centre, University of York
“In Mute Despair: Early Silent Films of the Tempest and their Theatrical Referents”
Franke Institute, 12:00 pm, lunch provided
***Please note unusual date and location***

Autumn 2014

Oct 6 Megan Heffernan, Assistant Professor, English, DePaul University, “Gascoigne’s Additive Forms”

Oct 13 Amanda Moure Maher, Graduate Student, Political Science, University of Chicago, “Machiavelli’s Corrupt Republic: Inequality, Patronage, and the Allure of a Kingly Power” (Co-Sponsored with the Political Theory Workshop). Event will be held in Pick Hall 506 from 12-1:20 pm.

Oct 20 Rana Choi, Postdoctoral Scholar, Comparative Literature, University of Chicago, “Infinity and Perspectivism in Hamlet

Nov 3 Joanna Picciotto, Associate Professor, English, University of California, Berkeley, “Implicit Faith and the Religious Life of Animals” (Co-sponsored with the Animal Studies Workshop and supported by The Nicholson Center for British Studies). Event will be held in the Social Science Tea Room (SS201) from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Nov 14 (Friday) Ramie Targoff, Professor, English, Brandeis University, “Dissolving Love’s ‘Knot’: Transforming Eros in the Sonnets of Vittoria Colonna” (Co-sponsored with the Metaphor Workshop) Event will be held in the Classics 21 at 4:00 pm.

Nov 17 Katia Fowler, Graduate Student, English, University of Chicago, “‘Having her heart to be my monument’: Friendship, Kinship, and Memorialization in Katherine Philips’s ‘Wiston Vault'”

Dec 1 Kimberly Johnson, Associate Professor, English, Brigham Young University, “Inventions Fine: Linear Perspective and the Renaissance Lyric”