Fall 2023

We are delighted to announce the schedule for Fall 2023, 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 paper(s) if you are not already on our campus distribution list and would like to attend (contact information below).

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.


Thursday October 26, 2023
4:30 p.m. Boger 110

Kathryn Jasper (Associate Professor, Illinois State University)
“Women in the Wilderness: Female Hermits in the Age of Reform”


Tuesday November 14, 2023
4:30 p.m. Boger 110

Colby Gordon (Assistant Professor of Literatures in English, Bryn Mawr)
“A Pound of Flesh: Antonio’s Cut and the Trans Debate.”


For a copy of the seminar paper(s), please contact Serena Plage at splage@wesleyan.edu, or the Renaissance Seminar coordinator, Jesse Torgerson at jtorgerson@wesleyan.edu