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Elizabeth Davis: “The Castaway’s Bond: Shipwreck and Survival from Renaissance Poetry to the Fourth Genre”
As part of the series “El Mar y sus Metáforas”, Prof. Jimena Rodriguez invites guest speaker Prof. Elizabeth Davis (The Ohio State University) to speak on “The Castaway’s Bond: Shipwreck and Survival from Renaissance Poetry to the Fourth Genre” event held on October 23rd, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in Rolfe Hall 4302 (Lydeen Library).
Elizabeth Davis specializes in literature and culture of early modern Spain. Her current book project, tentatively titled The Seafarer’s Bond: Risk, Transaction and Textual Circulation in the Spanish Atlantic World (1544-1660), examines the cultural implications of written transactions (private letters and ones from Armada officers, shipwreck accounts, etc.) on the open seas that textually rephrase Spanish culture across the Iberian Atlantic. Professor Davis served as President of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry during 2014-2017 and as Member and Chair of the Executive Committee for the Division on Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Spanish Prose and Poetry of the Modern Language Association of America (2006-2010).