Renaissance Studies Events Spring 2016

400 Years (and Two Days) of Shakespeare: March 18 -19, 2016
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the CUNY Graduate Center and the Theatre for a New Audience present a two-part symposium on Shakespeare’s legacy on both page and stage.
Friday, March 18, 2016, 4:00-6:00 PM, Room 4406
Shakespeare Dead or Alive: What’s Trending in Shakespeare Studies?
Richard McCoy will moderate a roundtable discussion featuring Mario Di Gangi (current president of the Shakespeare Association of America), Gail Kern Paster (Director Emeritus of the Folger Shakespeare Library, past president of SAA, and current editor of Shakespeare Quarterly), Tanya Pollard (co-editor,Shakespearian Sensations). Ayanna Thompson (author of Passing Strange: Shakespeare, Race and Contemporary America).
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 11 AM-12:15 PM
Shakespeare in Performance at TFANA
Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center
262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Theatre for a New Audience has been producing Shakespeare’s plays for more than three decades.  Jeffrey Horowitz, TFANA’s Founding Artistic Director, will join a panel discussion of Shakespeare’s plays in contemporary performance with members of TFANA’s Council of Scholars, Gail Kern Paster, Tanya Pollard, and Ayanna Thompson; Richard McCoy will moderate.
Free event, email to reserve your seat.
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2:00 PM
Performance of Shakespeare’s Pericles, directed by Trevor Nunn
Followed by TFANA Talk with Gail Kern Paster and Members of the Cast
Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center
Tickets $55 with code PERCUNY*
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 10:00 AM- 5PM, Room 9206
Symposium on Researching in European Archives
Featuring talks by Matteo Binasco (Notre Dame, Rome), Paolo Broggio (Studi Umanistici, Roma Tre), Simon Ditchfield (Early Modern History, University of York), Tadhg Ó hAnnracháin (School of History and Archives, University College Dublin), and Igor Pérez Tostado (Geography, History and Philosophy, Pablo de Olavide University).
Wednesday, April 4, 2016, 4:00-6:00 PM, Room C201
Montaigne and Transnational Literatures and Languages in the Late Renaissance
Warren Boutcher, Professor of Renaissance Studies, Queen Mary University of London
Renaissance Studies Student Works in Progress Series: Fridays, 12-1:15pm, Medieval Study, Room 5105
March 4
Joseph Bowling, “John Higgins’ First Part of the Mirror for Magistrates and the Primal Scene of British History,”
Faculty respondents Rich McCoy and Clare Carroll
April 8
Lisa Tagliaferri, “English Responses to Catherine of Siena,” Chapter 2 of “Lyrical Mysticism: The Writing and Reception of Catherine of Siena”
Faculty respondents: Steve Kruger and Clare Carroll
April 15
Luisanna Sardu, “Concealing Anger, Provoking Laughter in Catalina Ramirez De Guzman’s Poems”
Faculty respondents: Monica Calabritto and Lia Schwartz
May 6
Daniela D’Eugenio: “Translating Macro-Terms: Proverbs, Proverbial Expressions, Idiomatic Expressions, and Compound Words in Translation.”
Faculty respondents: TBA