2015-16 Theme

Early Modern Reading Group

Elizabeth Tavares, English (tavares1@illinois.edu)
Carla Rosell, English (rosell2@illinois.edu)

Focusing on the early modern archive, the EMRG will read a generically-circumscribed set of texts curated to recreate their potential intertextualities and interrogate literary canonicity. Participants meet monthly to discuss one primary and secondary reading’s discussions which culminate in a graduate student conference. The 2015-16 academic year will focus on the popularity for sonnet cycles in England after Dante and Petrarch, and its relationship to what Guido Ruggiero calls “Rinascimento” or Renaissance poetry in Italy.

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An IPRH Reading Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign