This seminar provides an interdisciplinary, supportive community for graduate students in the early stages of dissertation preparation. The movement of people, things and ideas deeply shaped medieval and early modern literature, philosophy, art, music and culture. In this seminar we will develop a variety of research strategies to address these exchanges through the consideration of primary source materials in the Newberry collections alongside contemporary and modern theories of translocality and transnationalism. By the end of the seminar each student should have drafted a complete dissertation proposal or chapter. Participants will meet four times across the year.
Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some or all of these meetings will be accessible virtually.