Reading Group: Peter Dear, Discipline and Experience: The Mathematical Way in the Scientific Revolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995.
September 26: Daniel Brewer, French and Italian, University of Minnesota
“Lights and Space”
October 21: Robert Schneider, History, Catholic University of America
“Openness and Discretion: Cultural Boundaries in the Age of Richelieu .”
November 11: Paola Bertucci, Centre for the History of Universities and Science, Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna, “Revealing Sparks: John Wesley and Electrical Healing”
December 9: Michael Gaudio, Art History, University of Minnesota
“Engraving Before the Letter."
February 10: Juliette Cherbuliez, French and Italian, University of Minnesota
“Diaspora: Francophone Refugee Fiction in the Late Seventeenth Century”
March 10: David Bates, Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley
“Human Analogy and Enlightenment Thought.”
March 31: Srinivas Aravamudan, English, Duke University.
“Talking Jewels and Other Oriental Seductions”
April 1: Srinivas Aravamudan, English, Duke University
“The Hindu Sublime; Or, Nuclearism Rendered Cultural”