Term 1: 'Renaissance Europe I: Foundations and Forms' (RS200 & RS300)
All classes will take place on Mondays, 14:00-16:00, in room FAB1.11 (First floor, New Faculty of Arts Building)
Module codes are: RS200-15 (intermediate year students) and RS300-15 (final year students)
Week 1: Introduction [Claudia Daniotti and Tom Pert]. Module Description, Aims & Assessment inc. Essay Deadline
Models and influence
Week 2: The Renaissance, Greece and Rome [Claudia Daniotti]. Full reading list.
Ovid, selections from the Metamorphoses (Loeb edition, 2014): stories of Apollo and Daphne (Book I, l. 452-567), Europa (Book II, l. 836-875), and Actaeon (Book III, l. 131-252).
Petrarch’s letters to: Pulice di Vicenza, Cicero (x2), and Posterity. PDF HERE
Kallendorf, ‘Renaissance’. PDF HERE
Brown, ‘Ovid’. PDF HERE
Week 3: The Christian Tradition [Iván Parga Ornelas and Sergei Zotov].
Full reading list.
Petrarch, Secretum (focus on Book III). PDF HERE
Petrarch, The Ascent of Mount Ventoux. PDF HERE
Augustine, Confessions, Book VIII at https://0-www-loebclassics-com.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/view/augustine-confessions_2014/2014/pb_LCL026.355.xml
Week's handout here.
Week 4: Italian and European Humanism [David Lines]. Full reading list.
Week 5: An Age of Empires, Monarchies and Republics [Tom Pert]. Full reading list.
Week 6: Reading Week (no class)
Texts, Art, and Artefacts
Week 7: Renaissance Painting [Claudia Daniotti]. Full reading list.
Cennino Cennini, The Book of the Art. PDF HERE
Week 8: Renaissance Festivals [Eva van Kemenade]. Full reading list.
Clarke, The Emperor's Hat
Rosenthal, Kings of the Street
Watanabe-O'Kelly, Festival Books
Week 9: Northern Renaissance Art [Claudia Daniotti]. Full reading list.
Harrison, 'The Printed Picture'
Woods, 'Holbein and the Reform of Images'
Baxandall, The Limewood Sculptors (Chapter 3)
Week 9: Medicine in the Renaissance [Caroline Petit]. Full reading list.
Please note that due to a teaching timetable clash, this class will take place on Thursday 1 December (Week 9), 14:00-16:00, in room OC1.04 (Oculus Building)