Renaissance Papers 2022
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140 Pages

21.5 x 13.9 cm

28 b/w illus.

Series: Renaissance Papers

Series Vol. Number: 27

Imprint: Camden House

Renaissance Papers 2022

Edited by James M Pearce and Ward J. Risvold

Associate editor William Given

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Renaissance Papers collects the best scholarly essays submitted each year to the Southeastern Renaissance Conference. The theme of this year's volume is "sacred places, secular spaces." It begins with a "who is it" mystery, examining two portraits by Raphael that embody the sacred and the profane, respectively. The next essay engages both the sacred and pictorial innovationsin Holbein's predella The Dead Christ; while the following one views the sacred through the critical lens of race, arguing that Northern European churchmen normalized views on race by strategically placing racialized artifacts in their churches. The scene then shifts to 16th century Venice, where the Greek community contended with local authorities over the right to establish a sacred site for interring their dead. The next two essays swing the pendulum toward the secular: an essay on ecocriticism suggests that the early modern period expelled the sacred from nature and presents a Rabelaisian antidote, while an essay on Spenser's The Faerie Queene presents it as a blueprint for colonization. The volume concludes with

Contributors: Julie Fox-Horton, Lorenz A. Hindrichsen, Heather Hirschfeld, Elizabeth Lisot-Nelson, Jesse Russell, Victor Velázquez, John N. Wall, Jennifer Wu.
The journal is edited by Jim Pearce of North Carolina Central University and Ward Risvold of Georgia College and State University.
The Space of Hell, the Place of Print in Early Modern London
Heather Hirschfeld
The Jewish Bride and Oriental Concubine: Raphael's Donna Velata and La Fornarina
Elizabeth Lisot-Nelson
Into the Abyss: Hans Holbein the Younger's Dead Christ
Jennifer Wu
Racialized Sacred Spaces: Narratives of Exclusion and Inclusion in Northern European Churches
Lorenz A. Hindrichsen
Place for Our Dead: Sacred Space and the Greek Community in Early Modern Venice
Julie Fox-Horton
Pantagruelion, Debt and Ecology: Ecocriticism and Early Modern French Literature in Conversation
Victor Velázquez
Race before Race in Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene
Jesse Russell
Materializing Lost Time and Space: Implications for a Transformed Scholarly Agenda
John N. Wall

JAMES PEARCE is Director of Graduate Studies in English at North Carolina Central University.

WARD J. RISVOLD teaches writing in the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business at Georgia College and State University.

WILLIAM GIVEN is a professor at the University of California at San Diego.

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Title Details

140 Pages

2.15 x 1.39 cm

28 b/w illus.

Series: Renaissance Papers

Series Vol. Number: 27

Imprint: Camden House