Weeks 9 & 10 in CSP 67 2015
Individual assignments on reserve readings on individualism: Electronic: “The Myth of Renaissance Individualism”/ Ruggerio and Electronic: ”Representations of the Self from Petrarch to Descartes” by Burke In Burckhardt, individualism is featured in part 2 in sections “Personality” ,“Glory”, and “Ridicule and Wit” (electronic copy, also hardback on reserve and others in stacks)
Wed. March 25 Bring your current draft of next Monday's assignment for writing workshop. Have 4 copies of outline. OK to bring some notes. Time for some individual consultations on papers. Bring Fiero for appreciating ch. 17. on art 1400-1600. Be prepared on the sections "The Revival of the Classical Nude and fig. 17.24 "Man the Measure" ; "The Renaissance Portrait"; "The High Renaissance in Venice" and "Women and Renaissance Music."
Fri. March 27 Closed-book Quiz on Fiero’s documents on Da Vinci. Discussion of individual assignments on reserve readings on individualism: Electronic: “The Myth of Renaissance Individualism”/ Ruggerio and Electronic: ”Representations of the Self from Petrarch to Descartes” by Burke In Burckhardt, individualism is featured in part 2 in sections “Personality”: “Glory”: and “Ridicule and Wit”: (electronic copy, also hardback on reserve and others in stacks)
***Mon. March 30 Pass in 2 COPIES of research paper (as on all writing assignments) (at least 6 pp. of text) with endnotes, bibliography, and full outline of paper (use topical sentences from paper which you have marked by line on side or light highlighting). For each of your 2 Renaissance individuals, analyze at least 1 text and at least l image as primary source evidence. Use the library. (Each student will receive l copy of another's paper to evaluate)
Wed. April 1 Fri. April 4. Pass in 2 copies of a typed statement of commentary and suggestions on the student paper you read (2nd copy to student writer).
Fri. April 3 In what way were your two persons “Renaissance individuals”? Do you note any differences between their contexts and our contexts today that would influence becoming an individual? Discussion of application to your individuals of the theories of Renaissance individualism (as in Burckhardt and reported by Burke and Ruggiero) Bring Fiero to add to your growing list of types of individualism:
human dignity in great chain of being (Pico, reading 16.4),
multi-varied individual (Alberti 16.8 reading; Castiglione 16.5 reading, Laura Fontana 16.10 portrait of noblewoman),
“virtù” (Machiavelli 16.7 reading, Verocchio’s statue of Colleoni Fig. 17.14)