This fall, the Smith College Department of Art is pleased to host Lynn Staley as the 2015-2016 Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor in Renaissance Studies. (Click image at left for event poster).
Lynn Staley is Harrington and Shirley Drake Professor of the Humanities and Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Colgate University. She writes from the intersections between literature and history and her work moves across the longstanding division between medieval and early modern culture. Her publications include The Shepheardes Calendar: An Introduction; Margery Kempe's Dissenting Fictions; The Powers of the Holy(with David Aers); Languages of Power in the Age of Richard II; and The Island Garden: England's Language of Nation from Gildas to Marvell.
Professor Staley will give three public lectures in the series Exploring Secular Vocation from Ricardian to Tudor England:
September 22: The Queen
October 27: The Poet
November 10: The Merchant
All lectures will take place on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm in Seelye 201.
This series is hosted by the Department of English Language and Literature and made possible by the Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Endowment for Renaissance Studies.
Recent Kennedy Professors-in-Residence:
Kennedy Lectures, 2014-2015
Kennedy Lectures, 2013-2014
Kennedy Lectures, 2012-2013
Kennedy Lectures, 2011-2012