Renaissance Colloquium

Welcome!

Welcome to Harvard English Department's Renaissance Colloquium!

We are a group of graduate students who meet every one to two weeks to discuss current work in Renaissance and Early Modern literary studies. Joined by faculty and occasionally visited by leading critics, we converse about research and events in the field, share our work, hold panels and roundtables about the profession, and provide a forum for the discussion and exploration of Renaissance texts. All grad students--regardless of their own primary fields of study--are welcome to join us for any meeting of the colloquium.

If you have any questions or wish to join our mailing list, don't hesitate to contact the coordinators for 2017-2018: William Porter (wporter@fas.harvard.edu), Bailey Sincox (bsincox@g.harvard.edu), Nick Utzig (nicholas_utzig@g.harvard.edu), and Hudson Vincent (rvincent@g.harvard.edu).


Mailing Lists and Newsletters

To be added to the Renaissance Colloquium e-mail list, write to the 2017-2018 coordinators: William Porter (wporter@fas.harvard.edu), Bailey Sincox (bsincox@g.harvard.edu), Nick Utzig (nicholas_utzig@g.harvard.edu), and Hudson Vincent (rvincent@g.harvard.edu).

To receive e-mails about events in the History of the Book Seminar Series at Harvard, write to histbook@fas.harvard.edu.

To receive e-mails about events in Early Modern Studies in the Boston area, write to earlymod@fas.harvard.edu.

To be put on the Humanities Center's weekly e-mail list, write to humcentr@fas.harvard.edu.


Journals

This is a selective list of periodicals of interest to scholars of Renaissance literature, with links to journal homepages, online access to their content (or HOLLIS record), and their entries in the MLA Periodicals Database. Harvard access is required for most links.

PERIOD

Renaissance Quarterly
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

English Literary Renaissance

Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Renaissance Studies
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England
Content Access | MLA Directory

Early Theater
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

SPECIFIC AUTHORS

John Donne Journal
Journal Home | HOLLIS | MLA Directory

George Herbert Journal
Content Access | MLA Directory

Ben Jonson Journal
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Milton Quarterly
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Milton Studies
Content Access | MLA Directory

Shakespeare Quarterly
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Shakespeare Survey
HOLLIS | MLA Directory

Shakespeare Studies
Content Access | MLA Directory

Shakespeare (Taylor and Francis)
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Spenser Studies
Journal Home | HOLLIS | MLA Directory

GENERAL

PMLA
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

ELH: English Literary History
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Modern Language Quarterly
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Essays in Criticism
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

RES: The Review of English Studies
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Representations
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Modern Philology
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Critical Inquiry
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

New Literary History
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Textual Practice
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory

Notes & Queries
Journal Home | Content Access | MLA Directory




Spring 2018 Schedule of Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will take place from 5:15pm-7pm. 

Wednesday, February 7
Andrew Sofer (Boston College)
"How to Undo Things With Words: Theater and the Unraveling of the World"
Barker 211 @ 5:15 PM
Co-sponsored with the Harvard Theater & Performance Colloquium

Thursday, February 15
Leah Whittington (Harvard University)
"Textual Repair: Humanism, Lost Texts, and the Renaissance Pursuit of Completeness"
Barker 211 @ 6:00 PM
Co-sponsored with the Harvard English Department

Wednesday, April 4
Lucy Munro (King's College London)
"Elizabethan Boy Actors and the Archive"
Barker 114 @ 4:30 PM
Co-sponsored with the Harvard Theater and Performance Colloquium

Monday, April 23
Ayesha Ramachandran (Yale University)
Lunchtime Talk
Barker 018 @ 12:00 PM

Thursday, April 26
Jay Zysk (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth)
"Babbling Bishops and 'Scurvy Jack-Dog Priests': Representing the Clergy in Early English Drama"
Barker 114 @ 5:00 PM
Co-sponsored with the Harvard Medieval Colloquium

Monday, April 30
Elizabeth Samet (West Point)
Title TBD
Barker 114 @ 5:15 PM

Monday, May 7
Maria Devlin (Independent Scholar)
Lunchtime Talk
Barker 018 @ 12:00 PM

For schedules of meetings from previous semesters, click here

CFPs 

Check here for listings of more CFPs, conferences, seminars and workshops which might be of interest; we'll update the list throughout the year.

You might also want to sign up for the Renaissance RSS feed from the UPenn CFPs site and the Renaissance Society of America CFPs site. The most recent CFPs from both sources appear in the boxes below.


Online Resources

TEXTS, IMAGES, FACSIMILES

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

British Literary Manuscripts

Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection

Shakespeare in Quarto (British Library)

Henslowe-Alleyn Project

EDITIONS, COLLECTIONS

Renascene Editions

Internet Shakespeare

Spenser and the Tradition

Milton Reading Room

DATABASES

English Short Title Catalogue

Database of Early English Playbooks (DEEP)

Lost Plays Database

Early Modern London Theatres

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Oxford Bibliographies: Renaissance and Reformation

World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

Bibliography of English Women Writers 1500-1640


Libraries

Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington, DC)
Website | Accessing the Collection | Fellowships

Huntington Library (San Marino, CA)
Website | Accessing the Collection | Fellowships

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale, New Haven, CT)
Website | Accessing the Collection | Fellowships 

Bodleian Libraries (Oxford)
Website | Accessing the Collection | Fellowships
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