E.g., 09/19/2014
E.g., 09/19/2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
2014 Consortium Representative Council Meeting

Lunch at noon. Business meeting 1 to 3 pm.

By invitation only

Annual meeting for the faculty representatives of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 to Thursday, December 4, 2014
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Daisy Delogu, How to Read "contraires choses": Encounters with the Roman de la Rose

2 to 5 pm, ten Thursdays (class will not meet on Thanksgiving)

The mid-thirteenth-century Roman de la Rose was arguably the single most influential vernacular text of the (French) Middle Ages.

Friday, September 26, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014
Renaissance Graduate Programs
2014 Dissertation Seminar for Historians

2 - 5 pm on four Fridays, September 26, October 17, November 7, and December 5.

This seminar will be devoted to creating a broad-based community of graduate students who are at the beginning stages of working on their dissertations in the late medieval, Renaissance, or early modern history of continental Europe, c. 1300-1700. The goal will be to provide comments and criticisms from a larger group of specialists than would be available on any single campus.

Friday, September 26, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014
Renaissance Graduate Programs
Edward Wheatley, Disability and Marginality in Medieval England and France

2 to 5 pm Fridays

This course will focus on disabled bodies and the cultural forces that acted upon them, as represented in a variety of types of early Christian and medieval texts in Latin, French, and English. We will devote special attention to blindness because of its strong metaphorical associations in medieval Christian discourse.

Friday, October 10, 2014
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History
2014-15 Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History : Meanings of Justice in New World Empires: Settler and Indigenous Law as Counterpoints

9 am to 5 pm

Currently full; sign up for the wait list

Understandings of justice differed among New World empires and among the settlers, imperial officials, and Indigenous peoples within each one. This conference will focus on the array of meanings of justice, their emergence and transformation, and the implications of adopting one or another definition.

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Carolyn Steedman, “Nothing to say but itself”: Writing at the End of the Early Modern Era in England

1 pm

Please register by 10 am Friday, October 17

I had finished working on one of the strangest texts I have ever encountered, Low- Life. Or, One Half of the World Know Not How the Other Half Live, with all the doubts it raises about representation, writing, and history as both of those things, when I found Michel Foucault on the topic of writing itself.