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Specimens of Poetesses

Paul Salzman (La Trobe), Editing early modern women: Alexander Dyce's Specimens of British Poetesses (1825) More...

Starts: May 3, 2016 5:00:00 PM

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Specimens of Poetesses

Tuesday 3rd May 2016, 5 - 7pm
Location: Foster Court 307
Mary Sidney

Paul Salzman (La Trobe), Editing early modern women: Alexander Dyce's Specimens of British Poetesses (1825)

Abstract:

In 1825 Alexander Dyce published a remarkable anthology of poetry by women writers from Juliana Berners to L. E. Landon. The forty or so writers in the collection who wrote prior to the mid eighteenth century form an impressively varied collection. In this paper I examine the sources Dyce used and the reasoning behind the anthology as a whole. Dyce’s volume not only exemplifies the remarkably catholic taste of a nineteenth century editor, but it also serves as a paradigm for how the transmission of texts by early modern women continued into the nineteenth century, and intersected with something of a golden age for the editing of Renaissance literature in general. The anthology can as well be seen as an intervention in the way that contemporary women’s poetry was being read during Romanticism and its aftermath. I will consider how significant this selection of women’s poetry was for Dyce’s other editorial activities, and how his volume related to other nineteenth-century editorial projects.

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Polemical Possessions

Publication date: Feb 12, 2014 11:38 AM

Start: May 07, 2014 05:30 PM
End: May 07, 2014 06:30 PM

Location: Medawar Lecture Theatre, Medawar Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

  • Rolena Adorno (Yale University), El México antiguo en el Barroco de Indias: Don Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora
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Este tema tomará en cuenta los conocimientos de Sigüenza de la historia antigua mexicana, y, por consiguiente, su empleo de la de los reyes aztecas y la iconografía precolombina, presentándolas como modelos de conducta para los virreyes novohispanos.

Este paso novedoso, para no decir atrevido, forma parte de su visión de la memoria e historia mexicanas, que fue la razón por la cual estudiosos extranjeros y novohispanos, desde Gemeli Carreri hasta Humboldt, lo tomaron como autoridad y apreciaron sus logros. Por eso sostengo que Sigüenza fue uno de los fundadores del estudio de las antigüedades americanas, no para reemplazarlas como parte del proyecto de evangelización sino para apreciarlas por su propio valor, considerándolas entre los orígenes de la patria criolla.

Esta conferencia será ilustrada con ejemplos de la iconografía azteca, tomados directamente de los códices mexicanos y empleados por Sigüenza en la creación de sus conceptos históricos y alegóricos, terminando en una celebración exuberante barroca que aprovecha a su vez las teorías estéticas antiguas y renacentistas occidentales.

A jointly sponsored lecture held in conjunction with BETA Jovenes Doctores en Hispanismo.

The talk will be in Spanish.

The event will be followed by a reception in the Wilkins Building North Cloisters from 6.30 - 8pm.

Please register on the Eventbrite page.