Visuality, Materiality, and Renaissance Literature
This course will consider the relationship between the verbal, visual, and material in early modern culture and literature. Renaissance printed books, portraits, jewelry, perspective paintings, automatons, anatomy theaters, machines, maps, stage sets, costumes and more will be ‘read’ alongside the works of authors like Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Donne, Raleigh, Milton, Jonson, Webster, Carew, Middleton, and Wroth, incorporating a range of theoretical perspectives. Class will include regular visits to Special Collections and the AMAM. Pre-1700. Field trips required.