Warwick-Newberry Workshop: Reading Publics and the Religious Controversy in Sixteenth-Century Italy and England

Friday, November 11, 2011
Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Warwick-Newberry Collaborative Programs

Held at the University of Warwick, Coventry, England. The overall theme of this year’s workshops was “Reading Publics in Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Renaissance Europe.”

This workshop explored, within a comparative European perspective, the realm of book consumption and its broader implications for both individual readers and networks of readers. Papers delivered at the workshop considered the writings and audience of figures who moved either between Italy and France and/or Italy and England because of their religious commitments, or indeed of texts that moved between these countries.

Session 1

Books in the Circle of Reginald Pole

Anne Overell, Open University

Diavoli incarnati Meet The Antichrist: Cardinal Pole and His Friends Reading Machiavelli (and Himself)
Thomas Mayer, Augustana College

“The night is passed, the day is at hand”: A Sermon Preached by Marcantonio de Dominis in Italian before King James I in 1617

Michael Wyatt, Stanford University

Session 2

Protestant Books, Catholic Readers (and Vice-Versa): Clandestine Reading and Confessional Faultlines in and around the “Bibliotheca Thuana”

Ingrid De Smet, Warwick University

Labirinti della mente : la biblioteca perduta di Ludovic Demoulin de Rochefort  tra Torino e Basilea
Rosanna Gorris Camos, University of Verona

Roundtable discussion

Paul Gehl, Newberry Library
Abigail Brundin, University of Cambridge
Chiara Franceschini, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Learn more about the Warwick-Newberry Collaborative Programs, and see the University of Warwick’s web page on Reading Publics.