Joanna Picciotto: “Thou Art My Sister”: Physico-Theology and the Peopling of Nature

April 13, 2011

Wednesday, April 13 at 6:00, LC 319. The Medieval-Renaissance Colloquium presents: Joanna Picciotto is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century literature. Her primary research interest is the relationship between literature and science.  She recently completed a book entitled “Labors of Innocence in Early Modern England” (Harvard University Press, 2010), which explores practical efforts to restore paradise and their afterlife in seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England. She is currently working on a study of iconoclastic style in seventeenth-century poetry and a longer project on literary Newtonianism.

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