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Erotic Renaissance

  • Course
  • Spring 2015
  • Instructor: Professor James Grantham Turner in more elevated language, but all manifest the “corporeal turn” away from strict Petrarchanism and Neoplatonism. Authors include Pietro Aretino, Marsilio Ficino, Antonio Vignali, Baldessare Castiglione, Tullia d’Aragona, Veronica...

Graduate Proseminars: Sixteenth Century: the End of Scholarism

  • Course
  • Spring 2019
  • Instructor: Professor David Landreth
...much frequenting the hot-house hath sweat out the greatest part of their wits.” (Robert Greene, lamenting the explosive debut of rival playwright Christopher Marlowe.) What are the language arts for?...

The Politics of Representational Pleasures: Early Modern Court and City Spectacles of Theater, Music and Dance in Comparative Perspective (1600-1800, and in their modern-day receptions and performances)

  • Course
  • Spring 2019
  • Instructor: Professor Déborah Blocker
...on April 26-28 :, which the class will collectively attend in the last week of the semester) ; 3) develop in all participants the necessary skills and confidence to...

Christianity and Capitalism

  • Course
  • Spring 2017
  • Instructor: Professor Ivonne del Valle
According to Max Weber the spirit of Protestantism made possible the emergence of capitalism proper. In his recounting, Spain’s imperial/colonial experience could be bracketed as a previous and/or different moment,...

Insiders and Outsiders in the Age of Pieter Bruegel

  • Course
  • Fall 2016
  • Instructor: Professors Elizabeth Honig
...two questions integral to a renaissance conception of social belonging: the normative body and physical othering (deportment, disability, the racially other), and dwelling vs. a state of placelessness (vagrants, beggars,...