Scholarship over the last fifteen years has made it plain that Andrew Marvell’s poetry cannot be adequately studied apart from his life. Today we are invited to think of him as a poet, politician, spy, pamphleteer, libertine, diplomat, theologian, philosopher, political and literary theorist, satirist, observer of current events, and critic of visual art. This seminar will explore the new Marvell through detailed reassessment of his famous poems and his less well-known works. Moreover, it will investigate what the writings tell us about Marvell's personality, his relationships, and his sexuality, one of the most controversial issues in current Renaissance studies.
SEMINAR LEADER: Nigel Smith, William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature,
SEMINAR DATES: June 24 – June 29, 2012
STIPENDS AND EXPENSES: Participation in an institute carries a stipend of $1,500. The National Humanities Center will cover the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and texts.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Participants will stay at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, across the street from the University of North Carolina. The Center will provide daily bus service to and from the seminar
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