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November 2018

Emily Butterworth, Negotiating Hypocrisy in Sixteenth-Century France

1 November @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street
Sheffield, S3 7QY United Kingdom
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Hypocrisy was, according to William Bouwsma, the characteristic vice of the late Renaissance and early modernity, denounced everywhere from pulpit to essay. Primarily a religious concern – and given urgent and virulent expression in confessional polemic – it was also a political one – with concerns of Machiavellian dissimulation particularly focused, in France, on the Italian queen Catherine de Medici. Both these strands are investigated by two writers, Marguerite de Navarre and Michel de Montaigne, both intimately involved in the…

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Dr Emily Butterworth, Obscenity: Word Histories

2 November @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
9 Mappin Street, Pool Seminar Room 123

Dr Emily Butterworth (King's College London) will be leading a masterclass on Friday, 2 November (abstract below). Places are free and open to staff and students; if you are a member of staff, please e-mail the SCEMS co-ordinator (c.steenbrugge@sheffield.ac.uk) to be added to the reserve list, if you are a student please register via this link. Paying attention to words and their contemporary meanings is an important part of Dr Butterworth's research. Obscenity offers an unusually rich and suggestive history in the…

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