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. For the spring semester, we are experimenting with different meeting formats, including playing with primary texts (using databases like EEBO), discussing current faculty members’ scholarship, and workshopping graduate papers. We are also having a short speaker series for the spring, including Liza Blake (University of Toronto) and Whitney Trettien (UNC Chapel Hill). 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.
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