The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1064 Thursday, 18 May 2000.
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2000 17:35:54 -0400
Subject: Fall-Semester Folger Seminars and Programs
We would certainly appreciate it if you would forward the following
message to your early modern colleagues on appropriate listservs. It
provides a list of upcoming semester's seminars and programs as well as
a reminder of the imminent application deadline for fall Folger
The Folger Institute
[Please forward the following:]
The Folger Institute is a center for advanced study on early modern and
Renaissance topics. Institute programs gather together graduate students
and faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions. Participants
are encouraged to find their own connections to the topic designated for
investigation in any given program and to pursue their individual
research interests within the limits of that topic.
This fall the offered programs include the following:
Rewriting the Elizabethan Stage, directed by S. P. Cerasano (Professor
of English at Colgate University) on Thursday afternoons from 5 October
through 14 December.
Society and the Supernatural in Early Modern Europe, directed by Carlos
M. N. Eire (Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale
University) on Friday afternoons from 6 October through 15 December.
Visual Genres, directed by Larry Silver (Farquhar Professor of the
History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania) on Thursday afternoons
from 5 October through 14 December.
Defining the Court's Political Thought, directed by R. Malcolm Smuts
(Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston) on
Friday afternoons from 6 October through 15 December.
Puzzling Evidence: Literatures and Histories, a late afternoon
colloquium directed by David Scott Kastan (Professor of English and
Comparative Literature at Columbia University) and Peter Lake (Professor
of History at Princeton University) one Friday each month for 2000-2001,
beginning 6 October.
Renaissance Paleography in England: An Intermediate Skills Course,
directed by Laetitia Yeandle (Curator of Manuscripts at The Folger
Shakespeare Library) on Friday mornings from 6 October through 15
The Force of Memory in Late-Medieval and Renaissance Culture, directed
by Lina Bolzoni (Dean of "Classe di Lettre e Filosofia" at the Scuola
Normale Superiore, Pisa) and Mary Carruthers (Professor of English at
New York University) on the weekend of 13-14 October.
The early deadline for applying to fall semester programs and the late
afternoon colloquium is 1 June 2000; all applications for fall semester
programs must be received by 1 September 2000.
Full program descriptions for 2000-2001 can be found at
http://www.folger.edu/institute, and application forms can be downloaded
from that site as well. Send any questions you might have to