Thursday, September 13 – Opening Reception
Thursday, September 20 –Caroline Weber, French, Barnard College
Work in progress session: “The Bourgeois Drama's Disavowed Bien.”
Friday, September 21 – Caroline Weber, French, Barnard College
Lecture: “Queen of Fashion.”
Thursday, October 4 – Reading Group and Collective Book Review: Richard Scholar, The Je-Ne-Sais-Quoi in Early Modern Europe: Encounters with a Certain Something (Oxford, 2005). In conjunction with H-France Book Reviews.
The review is available for download (.pdf).
Thursday, October 25 – Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, History, University of Texas, Austin
Lecture: “Early Modern Religious Cartographies in the New World.”
Friday-Saturday, October 26-27 – Three sponsored panels at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, General
Theme: “Metamorphosis: Describing the Indescribable in Early Modern Studies.”
Thursday, November 1 – Richard Scholar, French, Oxford University.
Book Discussion with the Author: “The Je- Ne-Sais-Quoi in Early Modern Europe: Encounters with a Certain Something” (Oxford, 2005).
Friday, November 2 – Richard Scholar, French, Oxford University.
Lecture: “Montaigne and the Art of Free-Thinking.”
Thursday, November 15 – Anna Clark and Justin Biehl, History, University of Minnesota.
Lab Session: “The IIneffable God of the Hindus through British Eyes.”
Thursday, December 6 – Judy Dorn, English, St. Cloud State University.
Work in progress Session: “Vulnerable Arguments: Secret Histories and the Recovery of Women's History.”
Thursday, January 31 – Reading Group: Hubert Damisch, “Theory of /Cloud/: Toward a History of Painting,” Janet Lloyd, trans. (Stanford, 2002).
Thursday, February 14 – Pamela Smith, History, Columbia University.
Lecture: “Tacit Knowledge and the Written Word: Reconstructing Knowledge in Early Modern Europe.”
Friday, February 15 – Pamela Smith, History, Columbia University.
Book Discussion with the Author: “The Body of the Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution” (University of Chicago Press, 2004). Respondent: Claudia Swan, Art History, Northwestern University.
Thursday, March 6 – Arun Saldanha, Geography, University of Minnesota.
Lab Session: “Traces of Travel: Marginalia in the Bell Library's Copy of Linschoten's Itinerario (1596),”
Thursday, March 27 – Marcela Kostihova, English, Hamline University.
Work in progress seminar: “Metamorphosed Subjectivity: Shakespeare’s Ovid in Venus and Adonis.”
Thursday, April 10 – Elena Russo, French and Italian, Johns Hopkins University.
Book Discussion with the Author: “Styles of Enlightenment: Taste, Politics, and Authorship in Eighteenth-Century France (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006).”
Friday, April 11 – Elena Russo, French and Italian, Johns Hopkins University.
Lecture: “The Naked Philosophe and the Shameless Prussian: Diderot's Portrait Sitting.”
Thursday, April 17 – Michael Gaudio, Art History, University of Minnesota, and Juliette Cherbuliez, French and Italian, University of Minnesota.
Lab Session: “Between Word and Image, Text and Print in the Seventeenth Century.”
Thursday, May 1 – 5th Annual Graduate Student Roundtable.