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

Event Date: 
10 Feb 2020


The following seminars will be held at 2.00pm (ending by 3.30pm) in Hilary Term 2020 in the Hovenden Room, All Souls College, Oxford. Sessions are on Wednesdays except the second, which is on a Monday. There will be two papers per session. 


All very welcome.

Convenor: Neil Kenny []




10 February

NEIL KENNY (All Souls College, Oxford): Rabelais and Social Hierarchy

ANDREW McRAE (University of Exeter): An Epic Poet and his Audience: Michael Drayton, Poly-Olbion, and the Early Stuart Literary System


26 February 

DIANA BERRUEZO-SÁNCHEZ (Balliol College, Oxford): Learning Social Hierarchy in Early Modern Spanish Ethnic Villancicos

EMMA SPARY (University of Cambridge): Quinquina in Favour at the Court of Louis XIV


11 March

DAVID LINES (University of Warwick): Renaissance Aristotelianism and the Problem of Publics between Latin and Vernacular

DORINE ROUILLER (Swiss National Science Foundation/Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford): Erasmus, Citizen of the—or of a—World?