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Shipwrecks, Islands, Magic, and Marvel: Renaissance Responses to the New World Project

Shipwrecks, Islands, Magic, and Marvel: Renaissance Responses to the New World Project
91 Charles St. West, Senior Common Room, Victoria College
Time: Feb 2nd, 4:00 pm End: Feb 2nd, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: United States Studies, Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), Italian Studies (FAS), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), German (FAS), Geography & Planning (FAS), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Caribbean, Canada, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Lecture by Mary Watt, University of Florida

The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium is pleased to present:

Mary Watt, University of Florida

Shipwrecks, Islands, Magic, and Marvel: Renaissance Responses to the New World Project

Exploring the impact of contact with America on Renaissance writers, the talk explores how this newly discovered paradise, figured as a garden of earthly delights, provided an opportunity to imagine starting over and healing the wounds of Eden in order to create both a new life and a better world.

Mary Watt is Associate Professor of Italian and Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Florida. Her areas of specialization include medieval and Early Modern Italian literature. Her current book project, Prophecies of Paradise focuses on the literary and cultural influences that informed the Age of Discovery and literary responses to the New World project.

This lecture is presented in partnership with the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria College.

This event is free and open to all.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at (416) 585-4468.


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