February 29, 2009; Newberry Library, Chicago
This one-day conference will explore the relation between the biography of major authors (Shakespeare and Montaigne) and editorial questions. In what ways – if any – did the lives of Shakespeare and Montaigne determine or shape their editorial projects. How did personal experiences (educational, political, etc.) influence writing and publishing for these two major authors? Should modern scholars take into consideration biographical elements in editing these authors? Essentially, what are the crossroads between the life and works of Renaissance authors?
Participants: Philippe Desan (University of Chicago), Richard Strier (University of Chicago), Lars Engle (University of Tulsa), Peter Mack (Warwick UNiversity), George Hoffmann (University of Michigan), Jean Balsamo (Université de Reims).
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