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Community Teaching in Kenilworth, 2013-14

The European Renaissance

This course on the European Renaissance course is being offered (not for credit) by members of the University of Warwick on Friday evenings (7:00-9:00pm) in the Parochial Hall of St Nicholas Church, 28 High Street, Kenilworth CV8 1LZ. http://www.stnicholaskenilworth.org.uk/church-halls/parochial-hall/. The course, led by Dr David Lines of the Italian Department, will run in two segments of 9 weeks each, starting on 4 October 2013 and 10 January 2014 respectively. There is parking available on the High Street or at the Abbey Fields nearby (2hrs free or 50p for all evening). For further information contact Jayne Brown (renaissance@warwick.ac.uk).

The course outline is as follows:

Section 1 (9 weeks, autumn)

Week 1 (4 Oct) Introduction + Luther - Dr David Lines (Luther Reading)
Week 2 (11 Oct) Erasmus - Dr David Lines (Erasmus Reading)
Week 3 (18 Oct) Thomas More - Dr Alexander Russell (Reading)
Week 4 (25 Oct) The Catholic Reformation - Dr David Lines (Reading)
Week 5 (1 Nov) Religion and Belief in Elizabethan England - Professor Peter Marshall (Reading 1 : Reading 2)
Week 6 (8 Nov) Violence in the French Religious Wars - Dr Penny Roberts (Reading 1)
Week 7 (15 Nov) Machiavelli - Dr Sara Miglietti (Reading 1 : Reading 2)
Week 8 (22 Nov) English political thought - Professor Mark Knights (Reading 1 : Reading 2)
Week 9 (29 Nov) Renaissance books: manuscripts and printing - Dr Paul Botley (Reading)

Section 2 (9 weeks, winter)

Week 1 (10 Jan) Introduction + Epic poetry: from Ariosto to Milton - Dr David Lines (Reading)
Week 2 (17 Jan) Autobiographical writing: Montaigne - Dr Sara Miglietti (Reading 1, Reading 2, Reading 3)
Week 3 (24 Jan) The free people of Gersau: Politics and Religion in a Swiss Village Republic - Professor Beat Kümin (Reading 1, Reading 2 Gersau Sources)
Week 4 (31 Jan) Travel Writing and Renaissance views of Islam - Dr Michael Harrigan (Reading 1, Reading 2)
Week 5 (7 Feb) Venetian art - Dr Giorgio Tagliaferro (Reading)
Week 6 (14 Feb) Art in Germany - Dr Giorgio Tagliaferro (Reading)
Week 7 (21 Feb) Shakespeare and the languages of emotion - Dr Femke Molekamp (Reading)
Week 8 (28 Feb) Shakespeare and festivals - Dr Margaret Shewring (Reading)
Week 9 (7 March) Language, grammar and the new world - Professor Andrew Laird (Reading 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5, 6) Readings 5 & 6 are very lengthy, so only meant for viewing online, not printing.