- Was there a ‘concept of time’, distinct to the period? What ideas of time were inherited from antiquity?
- How was time related to music and poetics, measure and proportion? how was it perceived, on the pulse, in the heart and on the brain?
- How was time related to timelessness, quotidian time to divine time? What did it mean, as Plato has it, to suppose time is a moving image of eternity?
- Was the relationship between time and mortality – emblematised in the Renaissance hour-glass and skull – terrifying or mere renaissance kitsch?
- What were the functions of early modern antiquarianism and the obsession with chronologies?
- How does renaissance theatre figure time, and what is the relationship between dramatic time and quotidian time?
- What was the relationship between time and space, eternity and infinity?
- Who were the Renaissance theorists of time?
The seminar particularly encourages early career and post-graduates working in any Renaissance discipline: literature, history, music, art, philosophy.
Please send abstracts (c. 250 words) by Dec 15th to Kevin Killeen and Liz Oakley-Brown http://www.york.ac.uk/crems/