Fall 2021 Schedule

We are delighted to announce the schedule for fall 2021, designed to deepen and contextualize our understanding of the Renaissance. We hope you will be able to join us for lively discussion of issues that invigorate our various fields. As is our custom, the seminar meetings are entirely devoted to discussion of previously circulated papers. Please email in advance for the papers if you are not already on our campus distribution list and would like to attend (contact information below).

If you plan to attend a seminar, please contact Valeria López Fadul. Papers can only be made available by pdf with the express permission of the author. We ask that participants exercise the utmost discretion and confidentiality with the speaker’s work. Please refrain from circulation of any form. Many thanks.

Tuesday, October 12

4:30 p.m., Boger 110

Kathleen Perry Long (Professor of French, Cornell University)

“The Politics of Non-normativity in L’Isle des hermaphrodites


Thursday, November 11

4:30 p.m., Boger 113

William Miller (Assistant Professor of English, University of Rochester)

“The Bottle-Bellied Witch: On Diabolical and Literary Ventriloquism in Early Modernity”


For a copy of these papers, please contact Esther Moran at emmoran@wesleyan.edu, or the Renaissance Seminar coordinator, Valeria López Fadul at vlopezfadul@wesleyan.edu