The Relation of Literature and Learning to Social Hierarchy in Early Modern Europe

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The following seminars will be held online (via Microsoft Teams) at 2.00pm (ending by 3.30pm) in Hilary Term 2021. There will be two papers per session.


To receive a link to enable you to join online, please register HERE.


All very welcome.                                Convenor: Neil Kenny []


3 February

IMOGEN CHOI (Exeter College, Oxford): Exile, Migration and Hospitality: Visions of a Cosmopolitan Society in the Poetry of the Sephardic Diaspora

NEIL KENNY (All Souls College, Oxford): Peasants and Representation: The Case of Noël Du Fail


17 February

DAVID LINES (University of Warwick):

Renaissance Aristotelianism and the Problem of Publics between Latin and Vernacular

JONATHAN PATTERSON (St Edmund Hall, Oxford): ‘Greatness going off’: Renaissance Antony and Cleopatra Plays


3 March        

WARREN BOUTCHER (Queen Mary, University of London): Learning, Vernacular Cultures, and Social Hierarchy in Early Modern Europe

DORINE ROUILLER (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin): Erasmus, Citizen of the—or of a—World?



Image from ‘The Warburg Institute Iconographic Database’


‘A nobleman’s picture gallery’ by Balthasar van den Bossche (1681-1715)