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STVDIO Seminar Series

The STVDIO series of research seminars promotes the collaborative, interdisciplinary study of the Renaissance in the UK and internationally, and aims to showcase the rich variety of work that is done on Renaissance topics, both at Warwick and beyond. We are pleased to announce that STVDIO will continue in 2020-21, in a new, online format. Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 17:00.

NB: This year, meetings of the seminar will be held virtually, using MS Teams. In order to attend the virtual seminars, please register in advance by emailing renaissance at warwick dot ac dot uk, so that you can be included in the Teams meeting. The deadline for registration is Monday afternoon, 24 hours before the seminar. (Alternatively, to register for the entire programme of seminars, please simply specify this in your email.)

For any other queries, please contact the convenor. We look forward to welcoming you!

Autumn 2020, Term 1

Tuesday 20 October (Week 3): Dr. Johanna Luggin (Innsbruck), 'Poeticizing Wisdom and Madness: Cartesian Philosophy and Lucretian Rhetoric in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Didactic Poetry in Latin'

Tuesday 3 November (Week 5): Dr. Stephanie Ann Frampton (MIT), 'Auctor/Autor/Author: "Painted" Books and Classical Authority'. Abstract: “Non autores, sed artes,” writes Gabriel Harvey in the margins of his copy of Lodovico Guicciardini’s Detti et Fatti (Venice, 1571, p. 18). Taking a cue from the imagined library in a contemporary satirical engraving of Harvey, which shows the Cambridge tutor among both classical texts (Cato, Cicero) and modern reference books (Calepinus’s Dictionarium, Nizolius’s Thesaurus, a floripoetae), this paper examines how quotations from ancient authors were similarly used to “paint” their Early Modern hosts, serving the ends of both “art” and “authority.” By attending to the history of the idea of auctoritas as it was deployed in medieval and Early Modern reference works including Calepinus, I show how quotation of ancient sources itself acted as the foundational structure for the concept of literary authorship and the uncanny philological transformation of the auctor to author in the humanist period.

Tuesday 17 November (Week 7): Dr. Esther van Raamsdonk (Warwick), 'The Dutch Statenvertaling and the King James Bible: The Politics of Translation'

Spring 2021, Term 2

Programme to follow

Summer 2021, Term 3

Programme to follow


Archive of past talks

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