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Stvdio Seminar Series Speakers 2013-14

Autumn 2013

Wednesday 16th October. Elizabeth L'Estrange (Birmingham) on ‘Re-Presenting Emilia for a Queen: Text and Image in Anne de Graville’s Beau Roman’. (Joint with Medieval Seminar).

Friday 1st November. Medieval to Renaissance Lunch ~ this will include a short presentation by David Lines (Italian) on what the AHRC project 'Vernacular Aristotelianism in Renaissance Italy' has achieved since Oct. 2010. The lunch will be followed by a workshop focusing on vernacular philosophy in medieval and Renaissance Italy. The format will consist of papers (in both English and Italian) and of discussion (also in both languages), as contributors, project members and others consider the accomplishments of the 'Vernacular Aristotelianism' project and its way forward into the future. Lunch is from 12.30-2pm in the Graduate Space, 4th Floor Annexe, Humanities Building. RSVP if possible (

Spring 2014

Tuesday 14th January. Sasha Handley (Manchester), on 'Love, Loss and the Female Lifecycle in Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Tale of Two Bed-Sheets'. (Joint with Early Modern Seminar).

Tuesday 28th January. Jeroen De Keyser (University of Leuven) on 'Fashioning a humanist's network. Filelfo's epistolographic self-promotion.'

Tuesday 4th February. Cecilia Muratori (Villa I Tatti), on 'Ancient and Renaissance Views on Vegetarianism: Reconsidering Porphyry's De Abstinentia in Philosophy and Medicine.'

Tuesday 25th February. Sara Miglietti (Centre for the Study of the Renaissance) on 'Making places, making men: governmental uses of environmental influence in the early modern period' and Naomi Pullin (History) on 'Domesticating dissent: the social worlds of Quaker women within a transatlantic community, 1650-1750'. (Joint with Early Modern Seminar).

Tuesday 4th March.  Professor James Hankins (Harvard University) on 'The Humanist Politics of Virtue' (in conjunction with the Italian Department Research Seminar Series).

Summer 2014

Monday 28th April. Professor Uwe Baumann (Bonn), on 'Sir Thomas Elyot's The Image of Governance: A Humanist's speculum principis and a Literary Puzzle'.

Tuesday 6th May. Professor John Arnold (Birkbeck), on 'Heresies and Rhetorics: Looking forwards and backwards from the thirteenth century.'

Tuesday 13th May. Professor Bernhard Huss (Freie Universität, Berlin), on ‘Aristotelian poetics and lyric poetry in the vernacular - how Renaissance theorists tried to close the gap’. Podcast available here


Wednesday 4th June. ‘Early Modern Melancholy’. Femke Molekamp (Warwick) on ‘Therapies for Melancholy in the Letters of Dorothy Osborne to Sir William Temple (1652-4)’ and Dr Erin Sullivan (Shakespeare Institute) on ‘The Melancholy Jakes: Interiority and Identity in Early Modern Casebooks and Playbooks’. (Joint with Early Modern Seminar). Poster here