Seminar: Rhetoric as Method in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Marc Fumaroli

Marc Fumaroli

Thursday, March 15, 1984Tuesday, April 17, 1984

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2-5 pm

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Early Modern Studies Program

Directed by Marc Fumaroli, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV)

Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Session 1, March 15. Introduction to Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Rhetorical Culture

Session 2, March 20. Rhetoric and Politics: The Role of Rhetoric in the Court of Henry IV of France

Session 3, March 22. Rhetoric, Politics, and Theology: The Case of the Jesuit Order

Session 4, March 27. Devout Rhetoric in Print: Imago Primi Saeculi Societatis Jesu (Antwerp, 1640)

Session 5, April 3. Rhetoric and History: The Case of the “Memoirs” Genre

Session 6, April 5. Rhetoric and the Theater: The Quarrel about the Morality of the Theater

Session 7, April 10. Rhetoric and the Printing Press: The Art of Frontispieces

Session 8, April 17. Rhetoric and Painting: Interpreting Poussin’s Paintings in Context

See also Professor Fumaroli’s paper at the related Conference on Rethinking the Languages of Criticism in the French Renaissance.

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