On Thursday, November 5 at 4 pm our very own Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program will be presenting a live panel entitled: "Early Modern Conversations: Plague, Writing, and the Legacy of Pandemics." This panel is free and open to the public. To register, click on the event link: https://unl.zoom.us/.../register/WN_lMW5w9vPQrSs6yNOsehaiQ
This panel touches on plague and early modern representations, but more broadly, on literature and illness. We will discuss historical, cultural, and literary reactions to disease, and particularly of plague in England in the early modern period, with an eye toward our current pandemic lives in the era of Covid-19. We will reflect from within our current pandemic on how writers weathered plague times and what kinds of representations we examine in our historical consideration of pandemics and human suffering. We will also reflect on the researching and presentation of this topic for modern audiences.
The speakers include:
Dr. Ernest B. Gilman, Professor of English, New York University. Author of Plague Writing in Early Modern England and co-editor of Representing the Plague in Early Modern England.
Dr. Rebecca Totaro, Professor, Associate Dean, Florida Gulf Coast University. Author of Suffering in Paradise: The Bubonic Plague in English Literary Studies from More to Milton, The Plague in Print: Essential Elizabethan Sources 1558-1603, The Plague Epic in Early Modern England: Heroic Measures 1603-1721, and co-editor of Representing the Plague in Early Modern England.
This panel will be moderated by Dr. Kelly Stage, Associate Professor and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Progam at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.