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STVDIO Seminar Series

The STVDIO research-seminar series promotes the collaborative interdisciplinary study of the Renaissance in the UK and internationally. Seminars are offered by a combination of PhD students, research fellows, and more established scholars, both within and outside of Warwick. We typically meet on Tuesdays at 17:00; all seminars will be held in H4.50 in the 4th floor extension of the Humanities Block, unless stated otherwise below.

Autumn 2018, Term 1

Tuesday 9 October 2018 Dr. Vladimir Brljak (University of Durham): 'Dead Water in English Criticism: Tradition and Innovation from Bacon to Dryden'.

Tuesday 13 November 2018 Prof. María Morrás (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona/Magdalen College, Oxford): 'The Diffusion of Aristotle's Ethics in Romance in Fifteenth-Century Spain: A Reappraisal'.

Tuesday 20 November 2018 Prof. Emilia Jamroziak (Uninversity of Leeds): 'Late Medieval Monastic Culture: Tradition, Memory, and Materiality'. A joint STVDIO/Medieval Studies seminar.

Thursday 6 December 2018 Prof. Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania): 'Aristotle's Rhetoric and the Medieval Preacher'. This seminar will take place at 2pm. A joint STVDIO/Medieval Studies seminar.


Spring 2019, Term 2

Tuesday 5 February 2019 Dr. Johanna Luggin (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies): 'Poeticizing Wisdom and Madness: Cartesian Physiology and Lucretian Rhetoric in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Didactic Poetry in Latin'. Postponed. New date tbc.

Tuesday 5 February 2019 *Additional seminar* Prof. Cristina Dondi (Lincoln College, Oxford), 'Communicating High-End Research to the General Public: The Printing Revolution Exhibition at the Correr Museum in Venice'. This event will take place at 2.15pm.

Tuesday 19 February 2019 Dr. Bobby Xinyue (University of Warwick): 'The Renaissance Fasti Poem: Form, Politics, and (Ovidian) Reception'.

Tuesday 5 March 2019 Dr. Paul Botley (University of Warwick) and Dr. Máté Vince (Trinity College, Dublin): 'A Huguenot Scholar at the Court of King James: The New Edition of Isaac Casaubon's Letters from London, 1610-1615'. This event will take place in the Wolfson Research Exchange.

Summer 2019, Term 3

Tuesday 30 April 2019 Dr. Alice Leonard (University of Warwick): 'Thomas Browne's Errors'.

Tuesday 14 May 2019 Prof. John Monfasani (State University of New York at Albany): American Historiography on Renaissance Humanism: Discussion of a pre-circulated paper. A joint STVDIO/Italian Studies seminar. NB: please email renaissance@warwick.ac.uk for a copy of the article to be discussed.

Tuesday 11 June 2019 Dr. Chi-fang Sophia Li (National Sun Yat-sen University/University of Warwick): 'Italy under the English Quill: the Impact of the Italian Wars (1494-1559) on the Literary Geography of the English Renaissance'.

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Downloadable Programme

Archive of past talks


If you have any queries, please contact this year's organisers:
Paloma Pérez Galván
(p.perez-galvan@warwick.ac.uk).

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STVDIO Seminars are kindly sponsored by the Humanities Research Centre and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance