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SCHEDULE OF CUNY RENAISSANCE & EARLY MODERN EVENTS

2014/2015


FALL SEMESTER 2014

Friday, September 5
Centering the Edges: A Symposium of Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art in Honor of Professor Eloise Quiñones Kerber

2:00-6:45pm, Segal Theatre
Sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Art History and the Renaissance Society of America

Thursday, September 18
Slavery and the Sweet Tase of Empire
Kim Hall (English,Barnard College) and Jennifer Morgan (History, NYU)

6:00-7:30pm, Room C202
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Friday, September 19
"The Laurel and the Axe:  Execution Poetry in Late-Renaissance Italy"
Virginia Cox (NYU)

4:00-6:00pm, Room 4116
Sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature (Italian Specialization) and the Sonia Raiziss Giop Foundation
Information:  mcalabritto@gc.cuny.edu

Thursday, October 16
"Greek Tragic Heroines in Shakespeare's Comedies"
Tanya Pollard (Comparative Literature, Brooklyn College & GC/CUNY)

6:00-7:30pm, Room 9206
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Friday, October 17
Roundtable on Renaissance Mediterranean Studies
Natalie Rothman (University of Toronto), Adam Beaver (Princeton), Anna Akasoy (Hunter, CUNY)


4:00-6:00 PM, Room 9100 (The Skylight Room)
Sponsored by the Renaissance Society of American and the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Friday, October 24
Dante in Comtemporary Perspectives
An all-day conference featuring sessions on 20th-Century Readers of Dante, Translations, and Dante High and Low.

9:30am-6:00pm, Segal Theatre
Sponsored by  the Ph.D. Program in Comparative Literature (Italian Specialization), the Doctoral Students’ Council,the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program, the Medieval Studies Certificate Program, the Romance Languages Department (Hunter College), the World Languages Department (College of Staten Island), the Department of European Languages and Literatures (Queens College), the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (City College of New York), the Department of Italian Studies (New York University), and the Renaissance Society of America.

Tuesday, October 28
Presentation of Writing Fashion in Early Modern Italy: From Sprezzatura to Satire (Visual Culture in Early Modernity), by Eugenia Paulicelli (Ashgate).  The author will be joined by Bella Mirabella (Literature & Humanities, Gallatin School/NYU), Emily Braun (Art History, Hunter & GC/CUNY).  Moderator: Ruthann Robson (CUNY School of Law)

6:00-8:00pm, Segal Theatre
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Thursday, November 13
Libertinism and Misogyny in Early Modern Venice
Paulo Fasoli (Italian & Comparative Literature, Hunter & GC/CUNY) and Andrea Fedi (Italian, SUNY-Stony Brook)

6:00-7:30pm, Room C201
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance
 



SPRING SEMESTER 2014

Friday, February 7

"On English Women as Authors, Distributors and Readers of Manuscripts and Books in Early Modern Prisons"
Earle Havens ((The William Kurrelmeyer Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts, Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts, The Sheridan Libraries, & Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of German & Romance Languages & Literatures/Johns Hopkins University)

4:00pm, Room 5114
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Friday, March 7
"On Hospitality in the Italian Renaissance"
Jane Tylus (Italian & Comparative Literature/NYU)

5:00-7:00pm, Room 9205
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program


Wednesday, March 26
"Global Renaissance/Anachronic Renaissance?": A Discussion
Serge Gruzinski (Princeton) and Alex Nagel (Institute of Fine Arts/NYU)

3:00-5:00pm, Rooms C203-C205
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Wednesday, April 2
"The History of the Book and the Digital Humanities"
Jonathan Hope (Literary Linguistics/University of Strathclyde)

2:00-4:00pm, Room 6495
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Friday, April 4
Shakespeare's Birthday Lecture
Lucy Munro (King's College, London)

4:00-6:00pm, Room 4406 (English Program Lounge)
Sponsored by the Ph. D. Program in English and the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program


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FALL SEMESTER 2013

Thursday, September 19
"Translating the Diva: The Contrasti of Renaissance Actress Isabella Andreini"
Pamela Allen Brown, English/University of Connectcut, Stamford

6:00-7:30pm, Room 9206
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Friday, October 4
Roundtable: History of Women in the Renaissance, in Honor of Margaret King

2:00-4:00pm, Skylight Room (Room 9100)
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program and the Renaissance Society of America

Thursday, October 10
"An Unicum Among Renaissance Conduct Manuals: Annibal Guasco's Discourse to Lady Lavinia, His Daughter (1586)
Alexandra Coller, Languages & Literatures, Lehman College/CUNY

6:00-7:30pm, Room 9206
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Friday, October 18
"Women in the Pantheon of Illustrious Men: Galleries, Books and Political Allegory in Seventeenth-Century France”
Abby Zanger, author, Scenes from the Marriage of Louis XIV: Nuptial Fictions and the Making of Absolutist Power (Stanford)

5:00 - 7:00PM, Room 4202, French Program Lounge
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program, Center for the Study of Women and Society and the PhD Program in French

Friday, November 1
"Una magnifica asprezza: Musical and Poetic Gravitas in the Late Renaissance Madrigal"
Giuseppe Gerbino, Music/Columbia University

5:00-7:00pm, Room 9205
7:00pm, Reception, Room 4202, French Program Lounge
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program and Comparative Literature's Italian Program

Thursday, November 21
"Marie de Medici's Ballets at the Court of Henri IV
Melinda Gough, English/McMaster University

6:00-7:30pm, Room C-201
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Friday, December 6
"Comparative Perspectives on Writing Micro-History"
Vincent Carey, History/SUNY Plattsburgh & Visiting Professor/Queens
Monica Calabritto,  Romance Languages/Hunter & Comparative Literature & Italian/GC

4:00-6:00pm, Room 5114 (History Program Lounge)
Sponsored by the Certificate Program in Renaissance Studies

SPRING SEMESTER 2014

Thursday, February 20
"Gender and Divorce in Edward Herbert's Unfinished Play, The Amazon"
Cristina Malcolmson, English/Bates College

6:00-7:30pm, Room 9206
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Thursday, March 20
"Feminists Read The Merry Wives of Windsor
Evelyn Gajowski, English/University of Nevada, Las Vegas and
Phyllis Rackin, English/University of Pennsylvania

6:00-7:30pm, Room 9206
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Thursday, April 24
"Libertinism and Misogyny in Early Modern Venice"
Paolo Fasoli, Romance Languages/Hunter College, CUNY

6:00-7:30pm, Room 9206
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Thursday, May 8
"Imagining God: The Divine Universe of Lucy Hutchinson"
Claire Falck, English/Rowan University

6:00-7:30pm, Room 4108
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

 




SPRING SEMESTER 2013

Friday, February 22

“Research and Grant Opportunities for Graduate Students at the Folger," Kathleen Lynch, Director, Folger Institute
 

2:00 – 4:00 pm, Room C-205
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Wednesday, March 15

"Antigone's Example: Early Modern Women's Political Writings & Civil War"
Mihoko Suzuki (English /Director, Center for the Humanites, University of Miami)

6:00-7:30pm, Room 4108
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance


Thursday-Friday, March 14-15

Becoming Global: The Renaissance and the World

Thursday, March 14

Lecture, Title TBA
Serge Gruzinski (Professor & Director of Research, Ecole des Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales/Paris)

7:30pm, Proshansky Auditorium

Friday, March 15

Conference panels

9:00am-6:30pm, Elebash Recital Hall
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program
Website: http://globalrenaissance.ws.gc.cuny.edu/

Monday, April 8

"'In their Tables': Hamlet Q1 and its Audience"
Tiffany Stern (Professor of Early Modern Drama and Fellow of University College, Oxford)

4:00-6:00pm, Room 9204
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Thursday, April 11

"Crime & Sensationalim in Early Modern Germany"
Joy Wiltenburg (History/Rowan University)

6:00-7:30pm, Room 9207
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Monday, April 15

“Gathering Places and Collective Identities in Medieval and Early Modern Gaelic Ireland"
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick (NUI/Galway)

5:00-7:00pm, Room 9204
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Friday, April 19

"Women in the Pantheon of Illustrious Men: Galleries, Books and Political Allegory in Seventeenth-Century France"
Abby Zanger

5:00p.m., Room 4202
Sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in French and the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program


Friday, May 3

"Orientations: Female-Female Eros in Renaissance Neoplatonism"
Todd Reeser (French, University of Pittsburgh)

5:00p.m., Room 4202
Sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in French and the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program


SUMMER 2013

June 15-July 11

NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers:

"Researching Early Modern Manuscripts and Printed Books"

The Graduate Center, CUNY, The Morgan Library, Union Theological Library, Columbia Rare Books, Hispanic Society of America, New York Public Library, The New York Academy of Medicine, and The Grolier Club

Directors: Clare Carroll (The Graduate Center, CUNY) and Marc Cabal (University College Dublin) Deadline for application: March 4, 2013 http://www.2013nehseminar.ws.gc.cuny.edu


FALL SEMESTER 2012

Thursday, September 20

"The Future of Poetry: Shakespeare, Lanyer, and Textual Reproduction"
Sara Ostendorf (English, New York University)

6:00-7:30pm, Room 9207
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Friday, September 21

"Thinking About Tragedy in Mid-Sixteenth Century Italy: Why Aristotle Didn't Lay the Egg"
Daniel Javitch (Emeritus Professor, Comparative Literature, NYU)

2:00-4:00pm, Room 9205
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Thursday, October 11

"Adultery in 15th-Century Northern France
Sara McDougall (History, John Jay College)

6:00-7:30pm, Room C205
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance

Friday, October 12

Transforming Identities Conference
Keynote speaker: Hannah Crawforth (Lecturer in Shakespeare Studies at King’s College, London)

c9:00am-5:00pm, Skylight Room (Room 9100)
Sponsored by the Ph. D. Program in English, the Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG), King's College, London, the London Shakespeare Centre, the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Friday, October 19

Roundtable: "New Trends in the History of Science"
Moderated by Monica Calabritto (Associate Professor, Romance Languages, Hunter & Comparative Literature, GC) with Nancy Siraisi (MacArthur Fellow and Distinguished Professor Emerita of History, Hunter/GC), Brian Copenhaver (Professor of Philosophy & History, UCLA), Pamela Smith (Professor of History, Columbia), Sheila Rabin (Professor of History, St. Peter's), Allison Kavey (Associate Professor of History, John Jay/GC), and Dániel Margócsy (Assistant Professor of History, Hunter)

2:00-4:00pm, Segal Theatre
Sponsored by the Renaissance Society of America and the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Friday, November 2

Interdisciplinary Symposium on Lyric Poetry

2:00-4:00pm, Segal Theatre
Sponsored by the Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG) and the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Thursday, November 15

“Stages of Girlhood in Early Modern England”
Caroline Bicks (English, Boston College)

6:00-7:30pm, Room 9207
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program