Spring 2017

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, March 2

4:30 p.m. Boger Hall, room 113

Ned Duval, Henri Peyre Professor of French, Yale University

Mutations of a “Fixed Form”: The Rondeau from 1350 to 1650 and beyond

Tuesday, May 2

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

Catherine V. Infante, Assistant Professor of of Spanish, Amherst College

Text against Image: Morisco Tales of Transgression in Early Modern Spain


For a copy of these papers, please contact Esther Moran at emmoran@wesleyan.edu, or the Renaissance Seminar coordinator, Michael Meere at mmeere@wesleyan.edu


Please mark your calendars for a related lecture (open to the university community):
April 4, 2017, 4:30-6pm in the RLL Highwaymen Common Room, reception to follow
Katie Chenoweth (’02), Assistant Professor of French at Princeton University, will deliver a lecture on the role of printing in the “rise” of the vernacular in the sixteenth century, titled “The French Machine.” This talk is sponsored by the College of Letters, the Romance Languages and Literatures Department, and the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Memorial Fund.