Sunday, November 29, 2009

Columbia Shakespeare Seminar

Next Meeting: 11 December, 2009

Time: Social hour, 5-6:00pm; Dinner, 6-7:00 pm; Meeting at 7:00pm

Place: Faculty House, Columbia, New York

Speaker: Denise Walen, Vassar College

Topic: "Diminishing Juliet"

Respondent: Cristina Alfar, Hunter College

Details: Rebecca Calcagno

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Conways of Ragley: Courtiers and Collectors, 1564-1655

London Renaissance Seminar

In 1623 the Earl of Kellie noted that a closed cabal had emerged at court over certain confidential matters, consisting of King Charles, the all-powerful George Villiers, and ‘Secreterrye Connowaye, whoe is my Lord of Bukkinghames confident, and I think a verrye honnest man’. Edward, first Viscount Conway (1564-1631), principal secretary of state to James I and Charles I, is a relatively understudied figure given both his contemporary power and his notable interest in the major poets of the seventeenth century. Furthermore, his son, Edward, second Viscount Conway (1594-1655), was perhaps the most significant English book collector of his age, whose London and Irish libraries held between them around 13,000 volumes.

The family’s collection of personal and official documents, the Conway Papers, is riddled with technical difficulties. Nevertheless, it contains uniquely important manuscript witnesses of literary works by Donne, Jonson, and others, as well as a wealth of political information. This event will trace the Conway family’s progress from Warwickshire gentry to the highest levels at court, paying particular attention to their interest in and acquisition of culture, from books and manuscripts to music and dramatic entertainments.

1.30-3pm – The Conways in Context, Chair: Pauline Croft (Royal Holloway)
Ann Hughes (Keele), ‘Edward, first Viscount Conway’s Warwickshire: social and cultural contexts’
Barra Boydell (NUI Maynooth), ‘Music and the Conways in Ireland’

3.30-5pm – Literary circulation, Chair: Henry Woudhuysen (UCL)
Daniel Starza Smith (UCL), ‘John Donne in the Conway Papers’
Gabriel Heaton (Sotheby’s), ‘Entertaining Edward Conway’

5-5.30pm – Closing comments, Pauline Croft

5 December 2009

Room 152 Malet Street,

Birkbeck College, London WC1E 7HX

Monday, November 23, 2009

Shakespeare: From Rowe to Shapiro

A one day symposium on the function and critical value of Shakespeare biographies to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the first biography of William Shakespeare by Nicholas Rowe.

Speakers to include:

Stanley Wells

Michael Caines

Brian Cummings

Andrew Dickson

Helen Hackett

Graham Holderness

Andrew Murphy

Rene Weis

Richard Wilson

James Shapiro

‘Some little account of the man himself may not be thought improper’ Nicholas Rowe 1709

Saturday 28 November 10.00 – 18.00

Nancy W Knowles Lecture Theatre

£60 (£50 FoSG/concs, £20 students)

Box office (10.00 – 17.00): 020 7401 9919




Wednesday 9 December

Charles Nicholl, author of The Lodger: Shakespeare on SilverStreet, has contributed the introduction to a new edition of Nicholas Rowe’s The Life of Shakespeare in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the publication of the first formal biography of Shakespeare. In this talk Charles Nicholl will provide a personal perspective on Shakespeare and Rowe’s biography.

19.00 Nancy W Knowles Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8 FoSG/concs/students) including a glass of wine/juice in the interval

Box office (10.00 – 17.00): 020 7401 9919



Tuesday 1 December 19.00

It is six years since Michael Wood’s acclaimed TV series and book Searching for Shakespeare. In this talk, Michael will reflect on Shakespeare and Shakespeare biography and the on-going attempt to separate facts from fictions to provide new perspectives on the playwright and his plays.

19.00 Nancy W Knowles Lecture Theatre

£10 (£8 FoSG/concs/students) including a glass of wine/juice in the interval

Box office (10.00 – 17.00): 020 7401 9919

Saturday, November 21, 2009


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Department of English/Sam Houston SU:

Applications are invited from distinguished scholars for a Professorship in
Renaissance / Seventeenth-Century British Literature. An international
reputation for research and an exceptional track record of academic
publication, leadership and teaching in the relevant field are expected.

Sam Houston State University is located in historic Huntsville, 60 miles north
of Houston. One of the most rapidly growing universities in Texas, Sam Houston
State has an enrolment of 16,500 students and a faculty of 650. SHSU has been
recognized as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Commission on
Higher Education and offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 48 program areas.

Salary is fully competitive. Candidates should submit a cover letter, full CV,
samples of scholarship, and the names and addresses of five references by
December 7, 2009 to

Professor Robert Adams, Chair Renaissance Search Committee Department of English Box 2146 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX 77341-2146.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

From Coronation to Chari-Vari: The Many Uses of Ritual and Ceremony in the Early Modern World

A One Day Colloquium at Birkbeck, University of London
Friday 24 September, 2010
Call For Papers

As part of Birkbeck's thriving research culture, this event will bring together scholars to discuss the purpose and reception of ritual and ceremony in the early modern period. Professor Jeroen Duindam, Groningen University, will give a key-note address on Thursday evening, 23 September. Researchers from all disciplines are cordially invited to submit proposals for 25 minute papers for this colloquium in central London on 24 September 2010.

Early modern life was shaped by ritual and ceremony. These rites had many functions, such as marking time, denoting power, place and order, and defining the sacred. Ritual could provide a temporary release from the hierarchically ordered world or mark an attempt to assert and confirm social categories which were otherwise potentially unstable.

How do we define a ritual, and is this different from the early modern definition? How does ritual differ from ceremony? To what extent did rituals remain static despite their rapidly changing social, cultural and intellectual contexts? How, when, why, and by whom were ceremonies changed? Did contemporaries notice similarities between rites practised in disparate social or cultural contexts? How was the success or failure of a ceremony measured? Could ordinary people affect the performance of rituals which were practiced by the elite, and vice versa? Preference will be given to papers which tease out issues such as these and seek to engage afresh with the historiography.

We are interested in hearing about ritual in the broadest sense and from all areas of the early modern world, including the royal courts, the church, universities, corporations, fraternities, sororoties, and guilds, and everyday customs, both rural and urban, as well as special and exceptional occasions. Papers could address themes such as authority and subversion, order and disorder, reception and perception, and so draw attention to what degree rituals were formal or spontaneous, solemn or riotous, conservative or revolutionary.

Please send abstracts of 250 words maximum together with a brief CV to the organisers, Stephen Brogan and Anne Byrne, at Please send any other enquiries to this address too. The deadline for submission is 22 January 2010.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Impact on humanities: measuring research in UK universities

Stefan Collini in the TLS.

"Researchers must take a stand now or be judged and rewarded as salesmen..."

Full article here.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Renaissance Accessories

The Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance will hold its November
meeting on Thursday, *November 19*, at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth
Avenue at 34th Street, in room C205.

The speaker will be *Bella Mirabella, English, Gallatin, NYU*, who will
speak on *“Ornamentalism: The Art of Renaissance Accessories.”* We will
serve wine and cheese at 6 p.m. The talk will start at about 6:15.

Word and Image in the Philosophy of Hobbes

Prof Quentin Skinner

Birkbeck Early Modern Society

Thursday, 10 December 2009, 18:30 - 21:30

Room B35, Malet Street, London

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The 53rd annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada from 21 to 23 October 2009. The theme for this year's conference is Renaissance Reading, Writing, Performance, and Printing.

Scheduled keynote speakers include Randall McLeod (University of Toronto) and Marta Straznicky (Queen's University).

The conference organizers invite proposals for individual papers, panels, and special sessions.

* For an individual paper, please send a one-page proposal and one-page c.v. to no later than 15 February 2010.

* To propose a panel, please send an abstract for each paper, a one-page c.v. for each presenter, and a paragraph from the panel organizer describing the overall focus of the session to no later than 15 February 2010.

* To propose a special session, such as a roundtable discussion or digital humanities project demonstration, please send a message outlining your ideas to no later than 31 January 2010.

Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged by e-mail. Acceptance notices accompanied by a preliminary conference schedule will be distributed no later than April 2010. Please note that papers addressing any aspect of renaissance culture from a scholar working in any relevant academic discipline will be considered. Submissions by junior scholars and graduate students are especially welcome.

For more conference information or to have individual questions answered, please contact Erin E. Kelly (Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Victoria) at

For information about the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society or its annual conferences, please see the organization website at

Friday, November 13, 2009

Working in the Archives

with Steven Zwicker, Stanley Elkin Professor in the Humanities
and Professor of English, Washington University, Saint Louis
Organized by the Rutgers Seminar in the History of the Book
Sponsored by: The Center for Cultural Analysis; The School of
Communication & Information; The Program in
Early Modern Studies; The Departments of French, English, and History;
The Transliteratures Project; and the
Rutgers University Libraries. For more information, please call
732-932-8426 or visit
November 19, 2009

Graduate Workshop 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“Working in the Archives”
Alexander Library, Case Room
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick NJ
To register for the workshop, please call
732-932-8426 or email:

Public Lecture 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. “The day that
George Thomason collected his copy of the ‘Poems
of Mr. John Milton both English and Latin,
Compos’d at Several Times’”
Plangere Annex, Murray Hall
510 George Street, New Brunswick NJ
Free and Open to the Public

Also of interest:

Visions of Paradise: A Preview of the Milton Collection at Rutgers
Please stop in the lobby of the Alexander Library to see some examples
of early Milton editions from Special Collections and University
Archives, Rutgers University Libraries. The Rutgers Special Collections
library holds one of the largest collections of John Milton’s original
works in an American public university. The exhibition represents some of
the key moments in the poet's long career, including his early political
writings and his masterpiece Paradise Lost.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Conference funding

The Society for Renaissance Studies has launched a new scheme for conference funding, in addition to our previous provision. We are now offering two grants of up to £1,500 each to support conferences or colloquia within the field of Renaissance Studies planned for calendar year 1 January 2011-31 December 2011 and held in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. These awards will not be made to individuals to attend conferences, but to the organizers of conferences to provide assistance with organizational support and/or the travel and subsistence costs of certain participants, including postgraduate students. The closing date for the receipt of applications to support conferences in 2011 is 31st January 2010 and further details, including application forms can be found at

Professor Claire Jowitt
Conference Officer, Society for Renaissance Studies

Oxford University Tutorial Fellowship in English

The University, in association with Oriel College, proposes to appoint a Lecturer in English literature within the period 1509-1740, from 1 October 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will hold a Tutorial Fellowship at Oriel College. The salary will be on a scale currently from £44,700 to £56,917 per annum, and significant additional allowances are available. The closing date is 30th November 2009.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Culture of Translation in Early Modern England and France, 1500-1660

St John’s College, Oxford, 27th-28th November 2009
A two-day colloquium on the practices, politics, and poetics of translation
Co-organisers: Tania Demetriou and Rowan Tomlinson
With the generous support of the John Fell OUP Research Fund and St John’s College

Confirmed Speakers: Warren Boutcher, Sheldon Brammall, Sarah Annes Brown, Peter Burke, Anne Coldiron, Tania Demetriou, Raphaële Fruet, Stuart Gillespie, Roger Kuin, Raphael Lyne, Simon McKinnon, Victoria Moul, David Norbrook, Glyn Norton, John O'Brien, Pat Palmer, Anne Lake Prescott, Neil Rhodes, Fred Schurink, Kirsti Sellevold, Andrew Taylor, Rowan Tomlinson, Paul White

For further information on programme and registration, please see or email

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Everyday Objects

Art and Experience in Early Modern Europe
Inaugural Early Modern Symposium

10.00 - 17.20, Saturday, 21 November 2009 (with registration from 09.30)
Research Forum South Room, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Through a focus on the everyday object, this one-day symposium explores both the experience of visual culture in everyday life and the phenomenon of the everyday in visual culture. Drawing on theories of the everyday from such fields as anthropology, phenomenology and sociology, papers will examine the seemingly banal things that formed the culture of daily life, asking: what constitutes an everyday object? How were everyday objects experienced, represented or collected? And how does their study enhance our understanding of the cultural history of early modernity?

Papers by established and emerging scholars will explore the theme of the everyday object in a variety of media, including sculpture, painting, dress, furniture and the graphic arts. Presentations will investigate ephemeral objects, quotidian spaces and habitual activities – from the social rituals of marriage, food consumption and waste disposal, to overlooked ‘things’ like taxidermy, miniature furniture and clothing accessories. To book a place: £15 (£10 students) Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Co-ordinator, Research Forum, The Courtauld Institute of Art , Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, clearly stating that you wish to book for the ‘Everyday Objects Conference’. For credit card bookings call 020 7848 2785/2909. For further information, send an email to


09.30 - 10.00


10.00 – 10.15

Introduction – Edward Payne & Hannah Williams

SESSION 1 – Chair: Edward Payne

10.15 - 10.50

Samuel Bibby (University College London), The Triumph of the Everyday: Sculpture, Marriage, and Memory in Fifteenth-Century Florence

10.50 - 11.25

Joanna Woodall (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Laying the Table. The Procedures of Still-life

11.25 - 11.55


SESSION 2 – Chair: Hannah Williams

11.55 - 12.30

Katie Scott (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Cochin’s Handkerchiefs

12.30 - 13.05

Ariane Fennetaux (Université Paris-Diderot), What’s in a Pocket? The Contribution of Material Culture to the Cultural and Social History of 18th-19th Century Britain

13.05 - 14.30


SESSION 3 – Chair: David Solkin

14.30 - 15.05

Paula Radisich (Whittier College), Theorising ‘Things’ in French Genre Painting of the 1740s

15.05 - 15.40

Melinda Rabb (Brown University), Mimesis Reconsidered: Everyday Objects in Miniature

15.40 - 16.10


SESSION 4 – Chair: Sheila McTighe

16.10 - 16.45

Beth Fowkes Tobin (Arizona State University), Women, Decorative Arts, and Taxidermy

16.45 - 17.20

Olivia Fryman (Kingston University and Historic Royal Palaces), ‘Necessary Stooles’ and Necessary Women: Dealing with Royal Dirt, 1660-1714



Organised by Edward Payne and Hannah Williams

For more details on the Research Forum’s Writing Art History series, please see

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Visiting Research Associates in Shakespeare Studies

The English Department in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana
University-Purdue University Indianapolis seeks to fill, as soon as
possible, two Visiting Research Associates in Shakespeare Studies, each
a one-year renewable contract up to five years. These Research
Associates will work on a new multi-platform edition (print and digital)
of Shakespeare's Complete Works, to be published by Oxford University
Press (general edited by Terri Bourus, John Jowett, and Gary Taylor).
Candidates must have training in, and enthusiasm about, early modern
bibliography or textual studies; a background in performance or book
history is welcomed; candidates may be either ABD or have the Ph.D.
completed. We will begin considering applications immediately and
continue until the positions are filled. Applications should include a
cover letter, c.v., and three letters of recommendation. We will expect
them to be submitted online as Word or pdf files and addressed to Dr.
Terri Bourus at Select applicants will be
interviewed by phone or Skype.

Friday, November 06, 2009

USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute

Renaissance Literature Seminar

Saturday, November 14, as Harry Berger, Jr (Emeritus Professor of Literature and Art History, UC Santa Cruz) speaks at our "Word & Image" series for the Renaissance Literature Seminar on "The Drama of Competitive Posing: Portrait Plots in Hals and Rembrandt." The seminar will run 10:00 to noon in Seaver 3 at the Huntington Library. Coffee, tea, and scones will be available at 9:30, and everyone is welcome to join us for lunch at the cafe after the seminar.

Jan 30 – Patricia Fumerton, "Transatlantic Crossings: The Makings of History, Aesthetics, and Blackness, 1570-1789" / to be followed in the afternoon by a Graduate Student Panel

Mar 20 – Ann Rosalind Jones, "Ut Pictura Poesis: Rhymed Commentaries on Prints in Sixteenth-Century Costume Books"

Apr 10 – Jody Greene, "I Heart George Herbert"

May 1 – Carla Mazzio, "Euclid in Ruins: Language and Math c. 1600"

The Body on Display from Renaissance to Enlightenment

A two-day symposium for postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers
exploring the visual, material and representational cultures surrounding
the inner depths and outer surfaces of the human body, c.1400-c.1800.

Possible topics might include
(but are not limited to):
• Dissection, the medical 'gaze'
and medical illustration
• Corporeality and the flesh in the
visual, written and performing
• The body in religious
iconography, hagiography and
religious performance
• Gesture, kinesics and the
expression of emotions
• Corporal punishment and bodily
• Clothing, garments and
cosmetics, and their significance

For more details, visit the symposium website
or contact us at

Durham University, 6-7 July 2010
An interdisciplinary early career symposium supported by the Society for the Social
History of Medicine

Deadline for abstracts, of no more than 300 words, is 30 January 2010 emailed to

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Controversy, Protest, Ridicule, Laughter, 1500-1750

*The University of Reading Early Modern Studies Conference 9-11 July 2010*
*Call for Papers*

The annual Reading early modern conference invites research-based proposals in any field or discipline of early modern studies, but this year particularly aims to draw together scholars working on areas related to the themes of controversy, protest, ridicule, and laughter in the early modern period. Plenary speakers include: Mary Ellen Lamb (Southern Illinois), Ethan Shagan (Berkeley).

Controversy, protest, ridicule and laughter are means to register more than disagreement: they convey contemptuous opposition to an opponent. How can the study of their uses advance our understanding of the nature and development of public debate in the early modern period?

How were new media (theatres, newsbooks, periodicals) and traditional forms (sermons, proclamations, disputations) used by the two (or more) sides in early modern controversies? What were the connections between ‘low’ literary forms (pamphlets, ballads, satires, libels), and the learned seriocomic tradition of, for example, Erasmus’s /Praise of Folly/?

What were the sites of protest: Parliament; stage; university; alehouse; Inns of Court - and what connections, if any, existed between these spaces?

What role did ridicule have in religious and political controversy, from Martin Marprelate to John Milton’s anti-prelatical writings? How were the conventions for mocking one’s opponent refracted by variables of class and gender?

Laughter might be a marker of intellectual achievement (distinguishing the human from the animal), or it might be condemned as a sign of brutality. If laugher was both elevating and debasing, what strategies were used by writers of satire, comedy and polemic to control its connotations? How can we write a history of laughter? How useful is more recent psychological and philosophical work on laughter - by Freud or Henri Bergson, for example - for work on early modern culture?

Possible topics include:

Humanism, learning, wit, and laughter; gender and class; classical ideas of laughter and ridicule; disputation and debate in education; ridicule, stereotyping and national identity; European models of controversy and ridicule; popular radicalism and the public sphere; conduct manuals and the etiquettes of laughter; the Putney Debates; clowns and jesters; new media and popular radicalism; the Spanish Match; burlesque, parody, scatology and obscenity; Jonson’s comedy of humours and satirical comedy; popular print (pamphlets, ballads) and ‘low’ literary forms; urban and rural forms of controversy; Rabelais and discourses of the body; legal controversy: sedition, libel, slander; the Marprelate Tracts; jokes and jests on the stage and page; Milton’s /Defensio pro populo Anglicano/; the Oath of Allegiance controversy; mimicry and impersonation; Civil War religious radicalism; the carnivalesque; Jacobitism; traditions of complaint, satire and invective; the decorum of ridicule, controversy, and ideas of ethical restraint; the 'Glorious Revolution' and 'godly revolution'.

We invite papers that consider any or all of this year's themes. Proposals (max. 300 words) for 30 minute papers and a brief CV should be sent via email attachment by 4 December 2009 to: Dr. Chloë Houston, School of English and American Literature, University of Reading,

Thanks to generous support from the Society for Renaissance Studies, bursaries will be available for postgraduate and unwaged speakers. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for a bursary when submitting your proposal.

Dr Chloë Houston

Lecturer in Early Modern Drama

Department of English and American Literature

University of Reading


PO Box 218

Reading RG6 6AH

011 8378 8367

The Leeds Interdisciplinary Renaissance and Early Modern Seminar

Programme for 2009-10. All seminars will take place in Room 3.40,
School of History, University of Leeds (3rd floor, Michael Sadler building) at
5.15pm. Papers will be followed by wine and nibbles. All welcome!


Tuesday 27 October: Dr Iona McCleery (Leeds)
'Bad Air and Healing Saints: responding to plague in the Early Portuguese
(the island of Madeira c. 1470-c.1540)'

Tuesday 10 November: Professor Lyndal Roper (Oxford)
'The Stout Doctor: Martin Luther, the Body and Biography'
N.B. This seminar will begin at 5pm.

Tuesday 16 March: Dr Tim Chesters (Royal Holloway)
'Beyond belief: ghost stories in early modern France'


Tuesday 2 February: Dr Lucy Munro (Keele)
'Archaism and constructions of the past'

Tuesday 23 February: Dr Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge)
'Francis Bacon and the Politics of Learning'

Tuesday 27 April: Dr Paulina Kewes (Oxford)
Title TBC

This interdisciplinary seminar series provides a forum for anyone interested in
the early modern period to meet and listen to research papers by visiting
speakers. Bringing together a core group of scholars in the Schools of
History, English, Modern Languages and Cultures, and Philosophy, it reflects
the current strength and diversity of early modern studies at Leeds.

For further information, please contact Dr Alex Bamji, School of History,
University of Leeds:
t: 0113 34 33602

Call for Papers: Teaching the Renaissance

17th March 2010, University of Central Lancashire

Keynotes: Lisa Hopkins and Stephen Longstaffe

This free event is being jointly run by the English Subject Centre and
the Northern Renaissance Seminar and hosted by the University of Central
Lancashire in conjunction with the University of Northumbria.

Brief description
This one-day seminar will use discussion and debate to assess the
current state of teaching Renaissance literature and culture.
As we continue to advance our knowledge of the Renaissance as a
cultural, political, historical and theoretical field, how does our
research shape and inform the way that we teach the subject?
Conversely, to what extent are the demands of teaching influencing the
methods and subjects of new research?

The seminar will provide an opportunity to share innovative approaches
to teaching a subject as diverse and complex as the Renaissance. It will
also provide a forum for talking about vital issues about the
institutional place of Renaissance studies in educational contexts.

The seminar will be hosted by the University of Central Lancashire under
the auspices of the Northern Renaissance Seminar. However, participation
will be open to all academics in the UK. The seminar's organisers are
Stuart Hampton-Reeves (UCLan) and Monika Smialkowska (Northumbria).

The event will consist of a mixture of paper sessions and a round-table

Call for Papers

We invite contributors to submit a 250-word abstract for either:

A 20-minute presentation OR a 45-minute workshop on Teaching the Renaissance.

Abstracts should include a title, a description of the paper or workshop
and a brief note on the author. They should be submitted by November
30th 2009 to Monika Smialkowska at:

The event is being organised by Stuart Hampton-Reeves (Central
Lancashire) and Monika Smialkowska (Northumbria).

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Part Time Positions available for Research Assistants,
Literary and Historical Manuscripts Department, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

Several temporary part-time positions are available for
foreign-language and paleography specialists to assist catalogers in
upgrading descriptions of the Morgans highly important collection of
letters, manuscripts, and documents. Research Assistants will work
directly with rare manuscripts. This project is funded by the Leon
Levy Foundation.

Positions include:

*Several specialists in English secretary hand (and other early
English hands) to identify, decipher, and summarize texts related to
English history, including manuscripts related to Mary, Queen of
Scots, Elizabeth I, Charles II, members of the Scottish Parliament,
and others.

*One German-language specialist to read and summarize letters written
in German by Goethe, Heine, Frederick II, Einstein, and others.
Complete fluency required.

*One or more French-language specialists to read and summarize letters
written in French by authors such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Marie
Antoinette, Napoleon, Mme du Chatelet, and Mme Roland. Complete
fluency required.

Days and hours: Flexible, but all work must take place Monday-Friday
between 9 and 5.

Compensation: $20/hour

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Christine Nelson,
Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
( Please specify your area of expertise and

A full background check is required.

Shakespeare, in Theory: law, theology, sovereignty

Friday, November 13, 2009, 10 a.m.
Rutgers University, Center for Cultural Analysis
8 Bishop Place, New Brunswick, NJ

This symposium brings two leading scholars in the field of law and
literature to Rutgers in order to examine Shakespeare’s preoccupation
with legal concepts and legal systems, with a special focus on the great
“problem” play Measure for Measure (1604). Papers will be circulated
in advance of the session, which will be devoted entirely to discussion.
All are welcome, but space is limited: please RSVP by November 1 to
Curtis Dunn ( The session will be followed
by lunch for symposium participants.

Bernadette Meyler
Cornell University Law School
“‘Our City’s Institutions’ and the
Institution of the Common Law”

Philip Lorenz
English, Cornell University
“The Desire of the Law—
Shakespeare, Suárez, and the
Sense of Sovereignty”

Sponsored by the Program in Early Modern Studies
For more information, please contact info@cca..rutgers .edu
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