2017-2018 RSCP Events


Friday, September 15, 2017, 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM (History Department Lounge, Room 5114)

Reception for new and returning students and faculty in Renaissance Studies​

Presentation of Essay Award to Jennie Youssef (Ph.D. Candidate, Theatre) for her essay, “A Querelles of Queens: An Alternate Reading of Antoine de Montchrestien’s La Reine D’Escosse.


Friday, October 13, 2017, 10:30 AM – 5 PM (Room C201/C202)
The Early Modern Cultural Impact of the Lutheran Reformation

Featured speakers:

Debora K Shuger (Distinguished Professor, English, UCLA), Richard McCoy (Distinguished Professor, English, CUNY), Jeffrey Chipps Smith (Kay Foster Chair in European Art, University of Texas, Austin), Sarah Covington (Professor, History, CUNY), Andrew Morrall (Professor, Chair of Academic Programs, Bard Graduate Center), W. David Myers (Professor, History, Fordham)

Reception to follow in Room 5114

Please RSVP here.

Sponsored by the Renaissance Studies Certificate Program and Renaissance Society of America


Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:00 PM-5:30 PM, Room 9204
Collecting Cultures in the Age of Exploration

Featured speaker: Surekha Davies (Assistant Professor, European History, Western Connecticut University)


Friday,  March 9, 2018 , 9:30 AM-6 PM (Elebash Recital Hall)
Affect Theory and the History of Emotions in Early Modern England

Speakers include:

Katharine Craik Mary Floyd-Wilson (Bowman and Gordan Gray Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Amanda Bailey (Professor, English, University of Maryland)
Benedict Robinson (Associate Professor, English, SUNY Stonybrook)
Patricia Cahill (Associate Professor, English, Emory)
Katharine Craik (Reader, Early Modern Literature, Oxford Brookes)​


Friday, April 27 2018, 4:00- 5:30 PM (Room C198)
Festive Performance, Theatrical Surrogates: Early Modern Holidays and Commercial Playing

Featured speaker:  Erika Lin (Professor, Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center)



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