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Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends:

It’s a great pleasure to welcome you to the Website of the UC Berkeley Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. Berkeley has long been known for scholarly excellence in this area and it is rewarding to see a new interdisciplinary program that builds on our traditional strengths and develops them in exciting ways. I hope that this site can become a useful resource for scholars, students, pilgrims, travelers, and readers with an interest in the field.

Welcome and best wishes,
Victoria Kahn
Director, Designated Emphasis in
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
UC Berkeley

News and Events

A small colloquium by:
Richard Halpern, Professor of English, NYU
Andrew Wood, Professor of History, University of Durham
“What Ever Happened to the Marxist Early Modern?”
Monday, April 13, 4 – 6 pm, 3335 Dwinelle

A seminar by:
Lorna Hutson, Berry Professor of English, University of St. Andrews
on her book, Circumstantial Shakespeare.
Wednesday, April 22, 5-7 pm, 4337 Dwinelle
Seminar participants should read the Introduction and the chapter on Lear/Lucrece.

The Annual REMS conference:
New Directions in Early Modern Studies
Friday, April 24, 12:30-5pm in the Geballe Room of the Townsend Center
Opening Remarks and Session I:
Raphael Magarik, “The Disappearance of Satan in Paradise Regained
Jonathan Shelley, “Friend of my own choice: Female Friendship in Urania
Linda Louie, “Amadís and Orlando, Home Again: Repatriating Romance in Renaissance France”
Session II:
Keith Budner, “From National Epic to National Tragedy: Cervantes’ Numancia and the Paradoxes of Empire in the Spanish Historical Imaginary”
Molly Elizabeth Borowitz, “Acosta’s Telescope: Instrumental Reason and the Recovery of Indian History in the Historia natural y moral
Keynote Address:
Lorna Hutson, Berry Professor of English, University of St. Andrews
“’Impounded as a Stray’: History, Law and Scottish Sovereignty in Henry V

Watch for other events

The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities
Townsend Working Groups

Stanford University
Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies