Christine de Pisan and Michel de Montaigne represent two eras connected by unmistakable bonds of tradition and affinity. Through an examination of the discourses of these two authors, workshop participants considered questions of historical continuity and discontinuity; aesthetic and ideological symmetries and dissymmetries; gender-based particularity; and cultural rootedness. These questions, constituting the problematics of modernity, were explored through a series of papers and a roundtable discussion.
Sponsored by Northwestern University and organized by William D. Paden, Northwestern University; and Tilde Sankovitch, Northwestern University.
Philippe Desan, University of Chicago
Jody Enders, University of Illinois at Chicago (now at University of California, Santa Barbara)
Sandra L. Hindman, Northwestern University
Sylvia Huot, Northern Illinois University (now at the University of Cambridge)
Douglas Kelly, University of Wisconsin-Madison
William Paden, Northwestern University (now emeritus)
Tilde Sankovitch, Northwestern University
Stephen Toulmin, Northwestern University
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