Graduate Seminar: Robert Lerner

Robert Lerner, Northwestern University
Robert Lerner, Northwestern University
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Graduate Seminar
Friday, September 28, 2001 to Friday, December 7, 2001

Renaissances

Robert Lerner, Northwestern University

This course examined the applicability of the term “Renaissance” to intellectual and cultural movements of four successive centuries: the twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth.  The term was used as both a heuristic and comparative device: is it useful to apply the term “Renaissance” to the thought and art of any of these periods? If it is, what makes one movement more “Renaissance-like” than another? Is it useful to refer to any entire period as “The Renaissance?” The course treated “straight history”, philosophy, literature, and art.

Participants: Laura Bruck, Northwestern University; Eric Constant, Northwestern University; Karl Gunther, Northwestern University; Dorothy Johnson, Northwestern University; Christian Nielson, Northwestern University; Jilana Ordman, Loyola University Chicago; Bradley Reichek, Northwestern University; Sarah Ross, Northwestern University; Mary Webb, University of Illinois at Chicago

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