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SCHEDULE OF CUNY RENAISSANCE & EARLY MODERN EVENTS

2015/2016

SPRING SEMESTER 2016


Thursday, February 18
Dressing Renaissance Bodies
Penny Jolly (Art/Skidmiore)

6:00-7:30pm, Room 9206
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaisance and the Women's Studies Certificate Program

Thursday, March 17
Queer Pregnancies in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
Alicia Andrzejewski (PhD Student/English)

6:00-7:30pm, Room C201
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaisance and the Women's Studies Certificate Program

Thursday-Friday, March 18-19
400 Years (and Two Days) of Shakespeare
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the CUNY Graduate Center and the Theatre for a New Audience present a two-part symposium on Shakespeare’s legacy on both page and stage.


Friday, March 18, 2016, 4:00-6:00 PM, Room 4406
Shakespeare Dead or Alive: What’s Trending in Shakespeare Studies?
Richard McCoy will moderate a roundtable discussion featuring Mario Di Gangi (current president of the Shakespeare Association of America), Gail Kern Paster (Director Emeritus of the Folger Shakespeare Library, past president of SAA, and current editor of Shakespeare Quarterly), Tanya Pollard (co-editor, Shakespearian Sensations). Ayanna Thompson (author of Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race and Contemporary America).

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 11 AM-12:15 PM
Shakespeare in Performance at TFANA
Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center
262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Theatre for a New Audience has been producing Shakespeare’s plays for more than three decades. Jeffrey Horowitz, TFANA’s Founding Artistic Director, will join a panel discussion of Shakespeare’s plays in contemporary performance with members of TFANA’s Council of Scholars, Gail Kern Paster, Tanya Pollard, and Ayanna Thompson; Richard McCoy will moderate.
Free event, email humanities@tfana.org to reserve your seat.

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2:00 PM
Performance of Shakespeare’s Pericles, directed by Trevor Nunn
Followed by TFANA Talk with Gail Kern Paster and Members of the Cast
Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Tickets $55 with code PERCUNY* TFANA.org

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 10:00 AM- 5PM, Room 9206
Symposium on Researching in European Archives

Featuring talks by Matteo Binasco (Notre Dame, Rome), Paolo Broggio (Studi Umanistici, Roma Tre), Simon Ditchfield (Early Modern History, University of York), Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin (School of History and Archives, University College Dublin), and Igor Pérez Tostado (Geography, History and Philosophy, Pablo de Olavide University).

Wednesday, April 6
Montaigne and Transnational Literatures and Languages in the Late Renaissance
Warren Boutcher ( Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary University of London)

4:00-6:00pm, Room C201
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Thursday, April 14
A Lens into the Study of Early Modern Women
Abby Zanger (author/editor)

6:00-7:30pm, Room C201
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaisance and the Women's Studies Certificate Program

Renaissance Studies Student Works in Progress Series: Fridays, 12-1:15pm, Medieval Study, Room 5105

March 4
Joseph Bowling, "John Higgins' First Part of the Mirror for Magistrates and the Primal Scene of British History,"
Faculty respondents Rich McCoy and Clare Carroll

April 8
Lisa Tagliaferri, "English Responses to Catherine of Siena," Chapter 2 of “Lyrical Mysticism: The Writing and Reception of Catherine of Siena"
Faculty respondents: Steve Kruger and Clare Carroll

April 15
Luisanna Sardu, "Concealing Anger, Provoking Laughter in Catalina Ramirez De Guzman's Poems"
Faculty respondents: Monica Calabritto and Lia Schwartz

May 6
Daniela D’Eugenio: "Translating Macro-Terms: Proverbs, Proverbial Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, and Compound Words in Translation."
Faculty respondents: TBA



FALL SEMESTER 2015


Thursday, September 17
Women Without Men: Sailors' Wives in Early Modern Europe
Eleanor K. Hubbard (History/Princeton)

6:00-7:30pm, Room C201
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaisance and the Women's Studies Certificate Program

Friday, September 18
How to Apply for Post-Doctoral Fellowships
a workshop with Dr. Carla Zecher, Executive Director
Renaissance Society of America

12:00-2:00pm, Room 9207
Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Thursday, October 8
Women's Voices in 17th Century Venice
Wendy Heller (Music, Director of Italian Studies/Princeton)

6:00-7:30pm, Room 9206
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaisance and the Women's Studies Certificate Program

Friday, October 16
A Saslow Renaissance:  Seeing Sex and Gender in the Rinascimento
with Guido Ruggiero (University of Miami), Will Fisher (Lehman/GC), and Allison Levy (Art Historian).  James Saslow (Professor Emeritus, Queens/GC), Respondent

4:00-6:00pm, Room C198
Sponsored by the Renaissance Society of America and the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program

Friday, November 6
Global Shakespeare: Affective Histories, Cultural Memories
Jyotsna Singh (Michigan State University)

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

Thursday, November 19
Gender and Travel Discourse: Early Modern English Women's Travel and Travel Writing
Patricia Akhjimie (English/Rutgers)

6:00-7:30pm, Room C201
Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Women in the Renaisance and the Women's Studies Certificate Program