Spring 2021

We are delighted to announce the schedule for Spring 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 Nadja Aksamija. 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, February 23

4:30 p.m., on Zoom

Seth Coluzzi (Assistant Professor of Music, Colgate University)

“Madrigalian Monologues: The Transformation of Battista Guarini’s Il pastor fido (1589) from Pastoral Tragicomedy to Five-Voice Madrigal.”

Thursday, May 6

4:30 p.m., on Zoom

Tina Montenegro (Visiting Assistant Professor of French, Wesleyan University)

“Seeing and Knowing: Aristotle in Christine de Pizan’s Livre de la mutacion de Fortune


For a copy of these papers, please contact Esther Moran at emmoran@wesleyan.edu, or the Renaissance Seminar coordinator, Nadja Aksamija at naksamija@wesleyan.edu