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Masterclass with Tim Raylor: from Hartlib to Hobbes
4 November, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Masterclass with SCEMS Visiting Speaker, Tim Raylor.
Professor of English at Carleton College since 1992, Raylor’s research explores intellectual and social contexts of early modern literature and thought, embracing the visual arts, philosophy and science. An alumnus of Sheffield’s Hartlib Papers Project, Raylor’s publications include Cavaliers, Clubs and Literary Culture, The Essex House Masque of 1621 and edited collections on Hartlib and the Cavendish circle. He is currently working on Hobbes’ rhetoric.
The masterclass will consider some (as yet unpublished) work on Hobbes’ translation of Thucydides and its implications for his intellectual development, using that advanced reading as a jumping off point for wider methodological discussion. Looking across Raylor’s different projects, and intersecting with the Thursday evening lecture, this masterclass will encourage and equip participants to get the most out of archival visits and material.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis (and no later than 28 October).
Use the main contact form to register, giving your name, status (student/other), and discipline (e.g. English Literature).