Fellows' Presentation

Wit and Its Engineering: Poetry and Cartography in Early Modern France

At the Radcliffe Institute, Tom Conley will complete a study of Baroque literature and cartography in France, 1580–1640. He aims to understand how the advent of new modes of spatial reasoning—especially in military cartography—informed poetry and literature as well as philosophy. He will devote special study to cartographers and writers affiliated with the engineer.