Renaissance & Early Modern Working Group

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About Us

The Renaissance & Early Modern Working Group is an interdisciplinary group for graduate students who are working in or who are interested in, generally, the Renaissance and Early Modern periods, or environs 1500-1750. We host a variety of events, including informal seminars with faculty, visiting lecturers, graduate student workshops, game nights, and even field trips to local institutions. A typical favorite is our EEBO show-and-tell night.Our intention for the 2016-2017 academic year is to sponsor a speaker series as well as regular bi-weekly meetings. Our goal is a group that acts as a useful, informal forum for graduate students to share their own research interests and progress, as well as a group that will ultimately try to host field trips to see theater productions, academic and professional libraries, etc. Our faculty advisors are Chris Wood and Juliet Fleming.


Tuesday, September 13th: Informational Meeting and Semester Planning

Tuesday, September 27th: Primary Source Show and Tell

Tuesday, October 11th: TBD!

Tuesday, October 25th: Faculty Highlight and Workshop

Friday, November 4th: Field Trip to Fales

Tuesday, November 18th: Paper Workshop

Tuesday, November 22nd: Faculty Highlight and Workshop

Tuesday, December 6th: Paper Workshop

Friday, December 9th: Field Trip to the Morgan

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Nora Chestnut
Nora ChestnutCo-Founder, MA Candidate, NYU
Largely a Miltonist, Nora Chesnut studies gender and sexuality in early modern poetry. Scholarly interests include masculinity, monstrosity, age and aging, puberty, and pornography, while the bulk of her research thus far has been located within the genre of the Christian epic. Apart from her graduate work, other literary pursuits involve the Southern/Appalachian canon and creative writing.
Joshua Kruchten
Joshua KruchtenCo-Founder, MA Candidate at NYU
Joshua Kruchten is a current graduate student of English and American literature at New York University. As a former researcher in cell and molecular biology, his research interests are far-ranging and interdisciplinary, with a growing interest in intersection points between early modern literature, art, philosophy, and science. Interests include botany, cartography, violence, discovery, controversial scientific discoveries, theories of matter and space, and utopias and dystopias. In addition, he is particularly interested in the book as a material object and a history of books, readers, and reading.
Chris WoodFaculty Sponsor
Juliet FlemingFaculty Sponsor