Past Romance and Epic Seminars

Past Seminars

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Judith H. Anderson

“Body of Death:  The Pauline Inheritance in Donne’s Sermons, Spenser’s Maleger, and Milton’s Sin and Death
Judith H. Anderson, Indiana University


Saturday, October 11, 2008
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Barbara Fuchs

Juegos and Jinetes:  Romance and Material Culture in the Guerras civiles de Granada, 1595”
Barbara Fuchs, University of Pennsylvania

Saturday, March 22, 2008
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Leslie Zarker Morgan

“The Importance of the Franco-Italian Romance Epic”
Leslie Zarker Morgan, Loyola College in Maryland



Saturday, October 20, 2007
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: John Watkins

“Drinking from Your Father’s Skull:  The Medieval Prehisotry of Renaissance Dynastic Marriage”
John Watkins, University of Minnesota


Saturday, September 30, 2006
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: William Flesch

“ ‘Perhaps’:  Narrator and Narratee in Paradise Lost
William Flesch, Brandeis University

Saturday, October 29, 2005
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Patrick Cheney

“Did Shakespeare Write Epic?”
Patrick Cheney, Pennsylvania State University

Saturday, April 16, 2005
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Valeria Finucci

“Of Women and War:  Moderata Fonte’s ‘Thirteen Cantos of Floridoro’ and the Seduction of Chivalric Romances”
Valeria Finucci, Duke University


Saturday, September 18, 2004
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Gordon Teskey

“Thought and Thinking in the Faerie Queene
Gordon Teskey, Harvard University

Saturday, April 17, 2004
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Jonathan Goldberg

“The 1590 Faerie Queene in the History of Sexuality”
Jonathan Goldberg, Emory University
Formerly Johns Hopkins University


Saturday, September 20, 2003
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Heather James

“An Aethiopian Sodomite in Paris:  Love and License in the Orlando furioso,

Heather James
University of Southern California

Saturday, April 12, 2003
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Daniel Javitch

“The Specter of Romance in Sixteenth-Century Epic Theory”

Daniel Javitch
New York University

Saturday, April 6, 2002
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Michael Murrin

“Romance Images of the Indian Ocean before the Portuguese Discovery:  Huon of Bordeaux and Others”

Michael Murrin
University of Chicago

Saturday, October 20, 2001
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Paul Alpers

“Ovid and Spenser’s Faerie Queene

Paul Alpers
University of California, Berkley, Emeritus 

Friday, April 6, 2001
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Mihoko Suzuki

“Classical Epic and Early Modern Political Thought in Shakespeare’s First Tetralogy”

Mihoko Suzuki
University of Miami


Saturday, October 28, 2000
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Charles Ross

“Spenser, Consideration, and the Law of Fraudulent Conveyence in The Faerie Queen and the View of Ireland,”

Charles Ross,
Purdue University

Saturday, April 29, 2000
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: David Quint

“Fear of Falling:  A Lucretian Epic Motif from Virgil to Tasso to Milton”

David Quint,
Yale University 

Saturday, October 23, 1999
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Elizabeth Fowler

“Disposition”

Elizabeth Fowler
Yale University now University of Virgina

Saturday, April 24, 1999
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Patricia Parker

“The Romance of Empire:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Patricia Parker
Stanford University


Saturday, October 24, 1998
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Allen Mandelbaum

“Gates of Horn, Gates of Ivory”

Allen Mandelbaum
Wake Forest University and Turin University

Sunday, April 19, 1998
Romance and Epic Seminar
Romance and Epic Seminar: Harry Berger, Jr.

“Revisiting Cissie and Flossie–and Other Choice Bits of Gynephobia in Spenser’s Faerie Queene

Harry Berger, Jr.
Emeritus. University of California, Santa Cruz