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"The 1517 Theuerdank and Maximilian I's Uses of Print," a talk by Hayley Cotter, PhD Candidate, UMass Amherst, English Department

Five College Seminar in Book History.

UMass doctoral candidate Hayley Cotter will be presenting on the printing activity of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519), who patronized the great woodcut artists of the Northern Renaissance to help execute his projects.

Hayley’s dissertation, "‘On Neptunes Watry Realmes’: Maritime Law and English Renaissance Literature," probes the intersection of early modern legal rhetoric and the oceans of English Renaissance poetry and drama. It places these literary oceans in the context of both the international law of the sea and the domestic battle for admiralty jurisdiction fought in the English courts. 

Reception to follow

For more information please contact renaissance@english.umass.edu