College of Arts and Sciences

Renaissance Studies

Renaissance Studies is a multi-disciplinary program for faculty and graduate students who work on Renaissance and early modern materials from the 14th to the 17th century. The mission of the program is to foster dialogue and collaboration across disciplines, languages and traditions. Renaissance Studies organizes a vast range of events, including conferences, lecture series, symposia and roundtables. A Ph.D. minor or an area certificate in Renaissance Studies provides the multi-disciplinary education necessary to equip students for research on Renaissance and early modern topics, drawing on a wide selection of courses with a Renaissance / early modern focus.

Upcoming Events

  • End of Year Graduate Roundtable and Reception
    4pm, Friday, December 8, 2023
    Gayle Karch Cook Center, Seminar Room 122, Maxwell Hall (with reception to follow in the Grand Hall)
    Join us for Renaissance Studies Program’s 15th Roundtable Please join us for the 15th roundtable featuring the exciting work of advanced graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines, exploring issues of general interest to scholars of Renaissance and early modern studies. The roundtable will begin at 4pm with brief presentations by each of the panelists followed by Q&A, before we continue the exchange at the reception. The panelists are:

    Giovanni Molina Rosario (Spanish and Portuguese), “Experimenting with the Aesthetics of Feminine Materiality in Iberian Celestinesque Literature from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century” (Dissertation project: “Feminine Materiality, Realism and the Celestinesque”)

    Alvise Stefani (French and Italian), “Mus(ic)a Manducans: Cacophonous Poetry in Baldus, Book I” (Dissertation project: “Macaronic harmonies: Sounding Materials in Teofilo Folengo’s Works”)

    Lee Czerw (Germanic Studies), “The Prince as Picaro in Die Asiatische Banise” (Dissertation project: “Amor der Tyranne: The Tyrant in Love in German Baroque Literature”)