Marshall Grossman Lecture Series

Marshall Grossman Lecture Series

Renaissance Reckonings was created by Professor Marion Trousdale in 1992. With support from the College of Arts and Humanities and from the Department of English, it has run continuously since then, becoming one of the English Department’s most successful annual endeavors and helping to establish the department’s medieval and Renaissance program as one of the best in the country.

Offering presentations and seminars by many of the most distinguished scholars working in the medieval and early modern periods, the series plays a valuable role in the intellectual life of our faculty, in the professional development of our graduate students, in our interaction within the College and with local universities, and in broadcasting our department’s strengths to the profession at large. Since the passing of our beloved colleague Marshall Grossman, the department and the Renaissance area group together decided to rename the series as The Marshall Grossman Lecture Series in honor of him. In 2012, we concluded a successful fundraising campaign to make sure the series continues to flourish.

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News

March 6, 2019
Kent Cartwright had three essays on Shakespeare published or about to be published in 2019, including a self-interview on Hamlet; an essay on secularism and wonder in All’s Well That Ends Well; and a much enlarged version, for book publication, of his review of the 2016 production of The Merchant of Venice in the Venetian Ghetto.  He continues to make progress on his monograph, “Shakespeare and the Comedy of Re-Enchantment.”  
March 5, 2019
Sarah Lind presented "Marking the Music: Transformations of the Line in Early Modern England" at the Early Modern Songscapes Symposium at University of Toronto on February 8, 2019. 
March 1, 2019
Jeffrey Griswold’s essay “The False Florimell and Nonhuman Consent” was published in the winter 2019 issue of The Spenser Review. His article “Human Insufficiency and the Politics of Accommodation in King Lear” will appear in the spring 2019 issue of Renaissance Drama.
February 26, 2019
The project explores the circulation and performance of Renaissance poetry. Raff Vigilanti at MITH designed the data model. Professors Scott Trudell (UMD) and Sarah Williams (USC) both contributed to the content.
February 6, 2019
Assistant Professor Scott Trudell recently guest edited a special issue of Restoration journal. 
January 28, 2019
UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies will host a student-driven performance of Hamlet Replayed and a pre-show lecture by James Hollis, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington.
November 30, 2018
The Fall 2018 Bywords Newsletter is now available. Learn more about recent publications, presentations, and scholarly achievements here. 
November 26, 2018
Programs supported include conferences, workshops, lectures, and more, and will be organized by graduate students, professional track faculty, and tenure track faculty.
August 24, 2018
BookLab is a hands-on space for engaging with the codex book that seeks to blend elements of the book arts with digital experimentation.
July 25, 2018
Ray will teach AP Language & Composition students at Bowie High School (Prince George's County, Maryland) about Renaissance Commonplace books so that they may create and maintain their own.
February 21, 2018
Carlos Gamerro will give a public lecture on Thursday, March 1 at 5:00 PM in St. Mary's Hall Multipurpose Room. [...]
March 28, 2017
The next meeting of the Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies 2016-2017 series will take place on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. Dr. David Norbrook will deliver a paper titled “I write not for the presse to boast my own weaknesses to the world”: Lucy Hutchinson and the Restoration Public Sphere’.
September 2, 2016
Sept. 9 at 3:30 pm: "From Bacon to Edges: Remediating the Early Modern Social Network"
November 11, 2015
November 19, 20, and 22 at the Clarice Smith Center, in the style of Glassgow Citizen Theatre's Queer Shakespeare. 
August 31, 2015
Pamela O. Long will deliver a talk, "Engineering, Cartography, Antiquarianism, and the Culture of Print in Late Sixteenth-Century Rome" 
March 23, 2015
 Vanessa Harding will present "Bibliography, Autobiography, and History: Richard Smyth of London (1590-1675)" in the Rosenwald Room (LJ 205), 2nd floor, Jeefferson Building of the Library of Congress.
November 18, 2014
This Folger Friday event is free, however registration is strongly encouraged. Please click on the link on the Folger Shakespeare Library's website to register/RSVP. The Folger Theatre production of JULIUS CAESAR will follow the poetry reading at 8 PM in the theatre, but you do need to purchase tickets to see the play.
October 2, 2014
Jonathan AuerbachWeapons of Democracy: How Social Reformers Became Propagandists for World War IThursday, November 13, 4:00 pmUlrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall
April 9, 2014
On Friday, April 18, from 9:15 am - 5 pm, the Graduate Field Committee in Medieval & Early Modern Studies will host an all-day seminar and practicum, "Paleography & the Archives." Professors Sabrina Baron, Holly Brewer, Alejandro Cañeque (all from the History Department), and Professor Ralph Bauer (from English) will present panels on Spanish and British Atlantic World topics and then guide participants through hands-on paleography practice.
March 6, 2019
Kent Cartwright had three essays on Shakespeare published or about to be published in 2019, including a self-interview on Hamlet; an essay on secularism and wonder in All’s Well That Ends Well; and a much enlarged version, for book publication, of his review of the 2016 production of The Merchant of Venice in the Venetian Ghetto.  He continues to make progress on his monograph, “Shakespeare and the Comedy of Re-Enchantment.”  
March 5, 2019
Sarah Lind presented "Marking the Music: Transformations of the Line in Early Modern England" at the Early Modern Songscapes Symposium at University of Toronto on February 8, 2019. 
March 1, 2019
Jeffrey Griswold’s essay “The False Florimell and Nonhuman Consent” was published in the winter 2019 issue of The Spenser Review. His article “Human Insufficiency and the Politics of Accommodation in King Lear” will appear in the spring 2019 issue of Renaissance Drama.
February 26, 2019
The project explores the circulation and performance of Renaissance poetry. Raff Vigilanti at MITH designed the data model. Professors Scott Trudell (UMD) and Sarah Williams (USC) both contributed to the content.
February 6, 2019
Assistant Professor Scott Trudell recently guest edited a special issue of Restoration journal. 
January 28, 2019
UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies will host a student-driven performance of Hamlet Replayed and a pre-show lecture by James Hollis, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington.
November 30, 2018
The Fall 2018 Bywords Newsletter is now available. Learn more about recent publications, presentations, and scholarly achievements here. 
November 26, 2018
Programs supported include conferences, workshops, lectures, and more, and will be organized by graduate students, professional track faculty, and tenure track faculty.
August 24, 2018
BookLab is a hands-on space for engaging with the codex book that seeks to blend elements of the book arts with digital experimentation.
July 25, 2018
Ray will teach AP Language & Composition students at Bowie High School (Prince George's County, Maryland) about Renaissance Commonplace books so that they may create and maintain their own.