Medieval & Renaissance Workshop Talk

The University of Louisville Medieval and Renaissance Workshop presents the first of our 2018-19 series of informal lunchtime talks. Graduate student speakers from the Departments of English and Comparative Humanities will present their work on Gower's "Rape of Lucrece" and Cervantes' Don Quixote.

Rhetorical Bodies: Richard II, Edward II, and Gower's 'The Rape of Lucrece' — Joseph "Jeb" Ethan Sharpe, Ph.D. student in English

This talk explores the intersection of rhetoric and politics as it appears in Gower's Lucrece. The parallels between Gower's Lucrece story and Richard II's attempted canonization of Edward II are explored.

Don Quixote's Printed Identity: The Printing Press as an Agent of Character Destabilization — Erin O'Reilly, Ph.D. student in Comparative Humanities

Don Quixote constructs his identity through a book culture centered on the chivalric genre. This study examines the rise of printing in Spain, how and why Cervantes takes the time to explain the process within the novel itself, and why the printing process deals a shattering blow which aids in the ultimate defeat of Don Quixote's persona as a knight errant.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 12:00pm

Ekstrom Library, W104
2215 S. 3rd Street , Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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Talk, Academic


Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public


Arts & Sciences, Classical/Modern Languages, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, English, History, Humanities, Liberal Studies, College of Arts & Sciences, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Spanish


Free and open to the public


medieval; renaissance; English; Humanities

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