Spring 2015

We have set up our schedule for the spring term and we anticipate continued lively investigations of issues that are invigorating our scholarly fields. As is our custom, the seminars are entirely devoted to discussion of previously circulated papers; please call in advance for the papers. We hope you will be able to join us this spring.

Thursday, February 26

4:15 p.m. 41 Wyllys, room 113

Bianca F.-C. Calabresi, Independent Scholar, History of the Book

“Seeing Red: Rubrication as Writing in Blood (& Vice Versa) on the Early Modern Page”

Thursday, April 30

4:15 p.m. 41 Wyllys, room 113

Lauren Jacobi, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Charity’s Constructs: The Edifices of the Monti di Pietà and the Treasury of Merit, ca. 1460-1600”

***Please mark your calendars for a related lecture (open to the university community), on the first documented sub-Saharan African to publish a book of poems in a European language (in Vergilian hexameters no less!): Wednesday, March 25, at 4:15pm, in the Common Room, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures (Wesleyan):

“Race and Religion on the Front Line: Juan Latino’s Epic of the Battle of Lepanto”

Elizabeth Wright, Dept. of Romance Languages, University of Georgia (Athens)