Archive for the 'Early Modern Reading Group' Category

Dr Roger Mettam, ‘Absolute Monarchy and Provincial Identity in Louis XIV’s France’

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Dr Roger Mettam, ‘Absolute Monarchy and Provincial Identity in Louis XIV’s France’, 7 pm, 22 Oct 09, Malet St, room 633. You are warmly invited to our first event of the new academic year. Dr Roger Mettam is a distinguished historian of early modern France, the author of Government and Society in Louis XIV’s France [...]

Birkbeck Early Modern Reading Group, 15 June

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Birkbeck Early Modern Reading Group Monday 15th June, 2009 Room 502, the Tillotson Room, 30 Russell Square. 6.00pm to 7.30pm This month the group will be reading Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, cantos 1-4. A verse translation is available online at http://omacl.org/Orlando/. Alternatively, Oxford World Classics publish a good prose translation (tr. Guido Waldman) which is available [...]

Birkbeck Early Modern Reading Group: Castiglione, 11 May

Monday, April 20th, 2009

The Birkbeck Early Modern Reading Group will meet on Monday, 11 May, Tillotson Room, 5th Floor, Dept of English and Humanities, 30 Russell Square 6-7.30. The group will be reading an extract from Castiglione’s The Courtier. The Hoby translation is available online at http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~rbear/courtier/courtier1.html. We will be looking at the first half of Book 1 [...]

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Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

Two early modern reading groups are meeting in early December. The next Early Modern Reading Group will meet on Thursday 4 December, at 6.30pm, in the Skinners Arms, Judd Street WC1. They’ll look at January, February and March (or more if you like) from Spenser’s The Shepheardes Calender (1579). There’s an edition here: http://uoregon.edu/%7Erbear/shepheard.html Contact: [...]

Nero & Aubrey with the Birkbeck Early Modern Reading Group

Monday, October 20th, 2008

The next meeting of the Birkbeck Early Modern Reading Group will be on Monday November 10th 6-7.30pm in the Tillotson Room (502), 30 Russell Square. This month, the group will be exploring biographical writings: first we will look at some chapters of Suetonius’s colourful biography of the Emperor Nero (Suetonius, Nero 26-31), and then John [...]

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