College of Arts and Sciences

Renaissance Studies


End-of-Year Roundtable and Reception
Friday, December 9th, 4:30-6:30
College Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI)
1211 East Atwater Avenue (Corner of Ballantine and Atwater)

Please join us for the 8th 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 4:30pm with brief presentations by each of the panelists followed by Q&A, before we continue the exchange at the reception. The panelists are:

Lucia Gemmani (French and Italian), “Between Fiction and Reality: Battle from Ariosto to Marino”
(Dissertation project: “The Materiality of Battle: Reception, Description, Interpretation and Manipulation of Battle and War in Italian Literature, Music and Theater, from Dante to the Seventeenth Century.”)

Whitney Sperrazza (English), “Paper: Poetry in Parts: The Fragmented Body of Mary Wroth’s Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
(Dissertation project: “Perverse Intimacies: Poetic Form and the Early Modern Female Body”)

Robert Wells (History), “A Mediterranean Academy for Atlantic Sailors: The Knights of Malta and the Americas in the Seventeenth Century”
(Dissertation project: “The White Cross and the Cardinal: The Knights of Malta between Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds, 1565-1776”)

This will be a great chance to meet faculty and graduate students working in other disciplines. We will also advertise the Renaissance Studies minor and certificate, and announce our events planned for 2017. The event would not have been possible without the generous support from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Departments of English, French and Italian, and History.

I hope to see you there!

Hall Bjørnstad
Director of Renaissance Studies