November 13, 2015: Annual GEMS Lecture with Prof. Dr. Roland Greene

We are pleased to announce that the 7th Annual GEMS Lecture will be given by Professor Roland Greene (Stanford/MLA); on November 13 (please note: not 12 as announced before) he will talk about “Baroque as Inception: The Dreams of Calderón and Sor Juana”.

The lecture will take place in Room 120.043 (Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2, second floor) from 3 pm to 5 pm. After the lecture we will be offering some refreshments.

You are most cordially invited to attend the lecture. Please confirm your attendance by Monday 9 November by sending an e-mail to Katrien De Clercq indicating whether you would like us to provide refreshments afterwards or not.

Roland Greene is an expert on the early modern literatures of England, Latin Europe and the Trans-Atlantic world. His research pays particular attention to the history of poetry and poetics from the Renaissance to the present day. This year he serves as the president of the Modern Language Association. His theme for the 2016 Annual Convention is “Literature and its Publics: Past, Present, and Future”.

Roland Greene will be visiting our university as part of our doctoral seminar series: Histories and Theories of Reading . His most recent book is Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes (Chicago, 2013). Five Words proposes an understanding of early modern culture through the changes embodied in five words or concepts over the sixteenth century: in English, blood, invention language resistance, and world, and their counterparts in French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. In the seminar he will be discussing this book next to the history and theory of the poetry of the Americas. The seminar is open to all PhD students. Information on attending the doctoral seminar or future seminars can be found here