Dissertation Seminar: The Translocal and the Transnational | Newberry

Dissertation Seminar: The Translocal and the Transnational

Frontispiece from Thomas Warmstry, The Baptized Turk, or, A Narrative of the Happy Conversion of Signior Rigep Dandulo, London, 1658 (Case C 6526 .9546)

Friday, October 22, 2021Friday, May 20, 2022
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Fridays, October 22, 2021; January 21, March 4, and May 20, 2022

9:30-12:30 CST

Newberry Library

Led by Hassan Melehy, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Christina Normore, Northwestern University
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs

This seminar provides an interdisciplinary, supportive community for graduate students in the early stages of dissertation preparation. The movement of people, things and ideas deeply shaped medieval and early modern literature, philosophy, art, music and culture. In this seminar we will develop a variety of research strategies to address these exchanges through the consideration of primary source materials in the Newberry collections alongside contemporary and modern theories of translocality and transnationalism. By the end of the seminar each student should have drafted a complete dissertation proposal or chapter. Participants will meet four times across the year.

Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some or all of these meetings will be accessible virtually.

Learn more about the instructors: Hassan Melehy and Christina Normore.

Cost and Registration Information 

The application period for this program has closed.