Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Heather James at Columbia University, New York


May 4 HEATHER JAMES (University of Southern California)

Ben Jonson's Purloined Letters: Sources of Slander in Poetaster

Professor James will speak broadly about her current research on the political Ovid of the early modern period and especially the relationship of Ovid's wanton verse to the political liberty of speech (parrhesia). The book project, entitled "Taking liberties: Ovid in renaissance poetry and political thought", discusses the political significance of Ovid to Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Jonson, the Caroline poets, and Milton.

The Columbia Early Modern Seminar is a forum for new and exciting work in early modern studies.

Seminars run on Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in 612 Philosophy Hall. All welcome.

Any enquiries, please contact: Prof. Molly Murray (mpm7@columbia.edu), or Prof. Alan Stewart (ags2105@columbia.edu)


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