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Renaissance Studies NOW: Cutting Edges, New Approaches (poster PDF)
Two Roundtables, Friday, April 29, 2016, 11:30am and 4:30pm
College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI)
1211 East Atwater Avenue (Corner of Ballantine and Atwater)

Please join us on Friday April 29th for two roundtables with early career scholars from the mid-West doing exciting work, representing new approaches, bringing new energy to Renaissance and early modern studies.

11:30am-1:15pm Roundtable 1: Teaching the Renaissance NOW
Mini-master classes where each presenter will share an example of how to make the study of the Renaissance relevant today, with a focus on one specific innovative approach or classroom tool.

Alison Calhoun (French, IU):
“Acting Out the Renaissance”

Jessie Hock (English, Vanderbilt University):
“Teaching Early Modern Women’s Writing for The Third Wave”

Paul Johnson (Spanish, Depauw University):
“Translating Affect”

Discussion, short break.

Cécile Fromont (Art History, University of Chicago):
“Do-it-yourself Wunderkammer”

Tessie Prakas (English, Kenyon College):
“Shakespeare Un(der)rehearsed”

Kaya Sahin (History, IU):
“Renaissance East and West: Political Power and Pictorial Representation”

Discussion

4:30-6:30pm Roundtable 2: Renaissance Studies NOW
Each presenter will give a brief example of the best work they do, before we open for a general discussion of the state of the field.

Cécile Fromont (Art History, University of Chicago):
“Hearing African Voices in a Franciscan Print”

Jessie Hock (English, Vanderbilt University):
“Disorderly Conduct: Disrupting Reception History with Early Modern Lucretius

Kaya Sahin (History, IU):
“Searching for a Global Early Modernity: Anthony Sherley (d. 1635) between Elizabethan England and Safavid Iran”

Discussion, short break.

Tessie Prakas (English, Kenyon College):
‘Hearken unto a Verser’: Lyric and Liturgy in the Seventeenth Century

Paul Johnson (Spanish, Depauw University):
“Shame in the Cervantine Fold”

Alison Calhoun (French, IU):
“Can Objects Make Us Feel? Situating Baroque Stage Machinery in the History of Emotions”

Discussion, followed by reception

This event is made possible through the support of the College Arts and Humanities Institute, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Mary-Margaret Barr Koon Fund of the Department of French and Italian, and the Department of Comparative Literature, English, History, and Spanish and Portuguese.