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Montaigne in Early Modern England and Scotland

6th November 2015, 16:15 to 7th November 2015, 18:30, St. Chad’s College Chapel, Durham University

The Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) at Durham University will host an interdisciplinary conference on the reception of Montaigne’s Essais in early modern England and Scotland 6-7 November 2015 at St. Chad’s College Chapel, Durham University.

Click here to view the conference programme 

Registration is free. To reserve a place, please email montaigneinearlymodernengland@gmail.com.

Plenary lectures will include John O’Brien (Durham) on Montaigne in early modern Scotland, Will Hamlin (Washington State) on “god-language” in Florio’s translation, Warren Boutcher (Queen Mary) on “how Montaigne got on the English stage,” Richard Scholar (Oxford) on Shakespeare, Montaigne, and “thought experiments,” David Sedley (Haverford) on Montaigne, Bacon, and “the DNA of the essay,” and Kathryn Murphy (Oxford) on Montaigne, Burton, and the “logic of influence.”

Montaigne in Early Modern England and Scotland is part of the research strand, “French Books and Their European Readers, 1500-1700,” sponsored by Joanna Barker and the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS), at Durham University.

Contact montaigneinearlymodernengland@gmail.com for more information about this event.