We hope that you have had a happy and productive summer. It is our pleasure to invite you to the first meeting of the Chicago-area faculty Renaissance Seminar for 2016-17. We are delighted to announce that:
On TUESDAY, October 18, Paula McQuade, Associate Professor of English, DePaul University, will speak on:
“Prophecy, Orality, and Eschatology in Mary Cary’s The Resurrection of the Witnesses (1646).“
On Tuesday, October 18, we will meet, as we generally have been doing, AT THE QUADRANGLE CLUB AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (Library of the Club, second floor). THE ADDRESS IS 1155 E. 57th Street (between University and Woodlawn Avenues), south side of the street. There’s a coat rack in the lobby; go up one flight to the library.
There should be parking available on the street: on 57th Street or on University Ave, which is one-way north, so you need to take Woodlawn south to 59th Street (58th St is now a walkway there) and go one very short block and then turn right onto University.
We will be continuing with our fee structure of $20 for members without tenure and $30 for members who have received tenure. PLEASE CONSIDER A CONTRIBUTION TO THE SEMINAR AS WELL (the Humanities Dean at the University of Chicago has decided no longer to contribute to the Seminar).
We will follow our usual splendid ritual: cocktails from 6:30 to 7:00; dinner from 7:00-8:00; presentation at 8:00 followed by discussion, to conclude no later than 10:00.
Please reply ASAP by return e-mail to Strier or call 773-834-3050 – PLEASE! – NO LATER THAN NOON on MONDAY, the 17th. And please note: As most of you already know, if you respond affirmatively and are unable to attend the meeting, unless you notify me by the deadline, we have to charge you for the dinner.
Virginia and I very much hope you can attend. Please feel free to bring colleagues who might be interested in this particular session and, especially, in the ongoing Seminar.
Looking forward to seeing you on OCTOBER 18!
The schedule for the rest of the year is:
November 29 (NOTE: 5th Tuesday): Brian Sandberg, History, Northern Illinois; January 17: Pablo Maurette – U of C post-doc (CompLit); February 21: Chris Kendrick – English, Loyola; April 25 (NOTE: 4th Tuesday): Mara Wade, UIC, Champ-Urbana German & CompLit; May 16: Ellen McClure, French, UIC Chicago.
Richard Strier & Virginia Strain
Chicago Area Faculty Renaissance Seminar