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Literature Matters: Seventeenth-Century Cabinets of Curiosities and Why an English Professor Studies Them

Posted on 2017-11-29 in Events
Dec 6, 2017

Join Brent Nelson for this Literature Matters talk

Literature Matters
Talks by members of the Department of English

Seventeenth-Century Cabinets of Curiosities and Why an English Professor Studies Them
by Brent Nelson, PhD

Wednesday, Dec. 06
7:30 pm
Grace-Westminster United Church
(Social Hall, 505 10th Street East)
All welcome

This talk will introduce the cabinet of curiosities, precursor of the modern museum, and will examine how writers in this period (taking John Donne as an example) engaged this culture of collecting and reflected changing notions of curiosity on the cusp of the modern era.

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