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The Semantics of the Baroque: How 17th c. Poets and Artists Understood & Translated the Terms for a Baroque Aesthetic

The Semantics of the Baroque: How 17th c. Poets and Artists Understood & Translated the Terms for a Baroque Aesthetic
170 St. George St., Room 100
Time: Nov 19th, 4:00 pm End: Nov 19th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Music, Faculty of , Italian Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Drama, Theatre, Performance Studies (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Book History/Print Culture, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 1800-1900, 1500-1800
Public Lecture by JHI Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Roland Greene

The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to present a public lecture:

Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Roland Greene, English and Comparative Literature, Stanford University

The Semantics of the Baroque: How Seventeenth-Century Poets and Artists Understood (and Translated) the Terms for a Baroque Aesthetic


Roland Greene is a scholar of Renaissance culture, especially the literatures of England, Latin Europe, and the transatlantic world, and of poetry and poetics from the sixteenth century to the present. His most recent book is Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes (Chicago, 2013). He is the editor in chief of the fourth edition of the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2012).
His other books include Unrequited Conquests: Love and Empire in the Colonial Americas (Chicago, 1999), which argues that the love poetry of the Renaissance had a formative role in European ideas about the Americas during the first phase of the colonial period; Post-Petrarchism: Origins and Innovations of the Western Lyric Sequence (Princeton, 1991), a transhistorical study of lyric poetics; and, edited with Elizabeth Fowler, The Project of Prose in Early Modern Europe and the New World (Cambridge, 1997).
Greene is the general editor of a series of critical volumes titled World Literatures Reimagined. The first three volumes in the series, Earl Fitz's Brazilian Narrative Traditions in a Comparative Context, Azade Seyhan's Tales of Crossed Destinies: The Modern Turkish Novel in a Comparative Context, and Kirsty Hooper and Manuel Puga Moruxa's Contemporary Galician Studies, are in print.

Greene is the Director of Arcade, a digital salon for literature and the humanities. He is currently Second Vice President of the Modern Language Association of America; he will serve as President in 2015.


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This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact Kim Yates at (416) 946-0313.


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