The Society for Renaissance Studies is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of lectures in Ireland and the UK in early September, on the theme of the five senses.
You are warmly invited to attend the Dublin lecture, by Prof. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Ireland Professor of Poetry) on ‘Gunpowder and Perfume: The Poetry of John Donne’, which takes place at the National Library of Ireland on Wednesday 13th September at 7pm.
Prof. Ní Chuilleanáin is the seventh Ireland Professor of Poetry and her appointment was announced by President Michael D. Higgins in May 2016. Born in Cork, Prof. Ní Chuilleanáin is an award-winning poet and the author of numerous poetry collections.
Founded in 1967, the SRS “provides a national, and international forum for all those – whether academics, independent scholars, postgraduates and undergraduates, school teachers and students, or members of the general public – who have an interest in any aspect of the study of the Renaissance” (source: SRS website).
06 March 2017, 17:00
Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
“Book History and the Digital Humanities”
A public lecture by Professor Alexander Wilkinson (University College Dublin) as part of the Trinity Centre for Early Modern History Research Seminar Series 2016-17.
The Trinity Centre for Early Modern History promotes understanding of the culture, society, economy, religion, politics and warfare of early modern Europe. The Centre organises seminars, conferences and public lectures on the early modern history of Ireland, Britain and Continental Europe, as well as on relations between European and non-European states and cultures.
Below is the programme of Seminars held every Monday at 5pm in the Trinity Long Room Hub:
For further details of the Trinity Centre for Early Modern History, please www.tcd.ie/history/research/centres/early-modern/
The Centre also helpfully archives many of their talks, available on the website
A public lecture by Dr Bríd McGrath (TCD) as part of the Trinity Centre for Early Modern History 2016-17 Research Seminar Series.
Details of the full seminar series here.
School of English, Drama and Film, UCD present
Prof. Stephen Guy-Bray (University of British Columbia, Canada)
“The Renaissance of Not Doing Things”
We typically describe the English Renaissance as a time of frantic activity, both in England and, increasingly, on a global scale. The other side of all this activity is a fascination with inactivity. Many writers of this period express a desire not to do anything.This desire often finds expression as the wish to become a plant or a work of art. I’m interested in how our sense of the Renaissance changes if we see Narcissus as the paradigmatic figure
Prof. Stephen Guy-Bray is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. He specializes in Renaissance poetry and queer theory, and is the author of three monographs and numerous essays and journal articles.
This talk takes place at 4.30pm, Thursday 24th November in J208, Newman building, UCD
SHAKESPEARE LIVES IN SCIENCE:
CAN SHAKESPEARE MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE?
In Shakespeare’s world, lovers look forward to marriage as a matter of course, and they neither anticipate its rights nor turn their affections elsewhere. They commonly love at first sight and once for all. Can we love this truly 400 years on? Love in Shakespeare’s characters and in the animal kingdom – how does it happen? What forms does it take?
To celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, join Dr. Niamh Shaw presenter and scientist for this unique look at the science of passion. A special Science week with Hannah Mankeltow, Shakespearean performance scholar, scientist and poetry slam artist Dr. Sam Illingworth and musician/science communicator, Emer Maguire.
Discover more about Shakespeare’s insights into human nature that still ring true 400 years on, investigate where modern science matches up with the ideas of Elizabethan “natural philosophy”, hear Shakespeare’s text in dramatic readings and get involved in live food/drink experiments and science demonstrations.
The Dean Hotel, Dublin, Friday 18 November @ 7pm. Cost €5
Market House, Monaghan, Saturday 19 November @ 7pm. Free Entry
(Free refreshments served)
More info: www.britishcouncil.ie/events