Thu, January 24, 2013 - 3:00 pm
At 3:00: Reid Barbour, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, will speak on "The Adventures of Sir Thomas Browne.” Barbour is the author of John Selden: Measures of the Holy Commonwealth in Seventeenth-Century England (U of Toronto Press, 2003), Literature and Religious Culture in Seventeenth-Century England (Cambridge University Press, 2011), English Epicures and Stoics: Ancient Legacies in Early Stuart Culture (University of Massachusetts Press 1998), and Deciphering Elizabethan Fiction (1993). Dr. Barbour is the co-editor (with Claire Preston) of a volume of essays on Sir Thomas Browne (The World Proposed, Oxford University Press, 2009). He is currently co-editing Sir Thomas Browne's Religio Medici for the Oxford edition of his complete works (with Brooke Conti).
At 4:30: Jessica Wolfe, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC-Chapel Hill, will speak on “The Arse Poetica of Thomas Hobbes: a reading of his De Mirabilibus Pecci.” She is the author of Humanism, Machinery, and Renaissance Literature, published by Cambridge University Press in 2004. She is currently completing a second book, entitled Homer and the Problem of Strife in the Renaissance. Professor Wolfe has recently completed an essay on The Faerie Queene for the Blackwell Companion to Tudor Literature; additional projects include an article for the MLA Approaches to Teaching Milton's Paradise Lost ("Paradise Lost and the Epic Tradition") and an article for the Blackwell Companion to Shakespeare ("Shakespeare and the Classics"). She is also a contributor to the Oxford History of Classical Relations to English Literature (OHCREL), for which she will be writing an article on the reception of Homer in early modern England.
You are free to attend either lecture or both lectures as time and inclination permits. Your stamina will be stoked with cookies and caffeine during the brief interim, with a fancier and more substantial reception to follow.
The event is open to the public.