Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Northern Renaissance Seminar
Saturday 22nd June 2013, 10:00am-4:30pm
Sheffield Hallam University, Room 921, Owen Building, City Campus
Please contact email@example.com to register.
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Loxley (University of Edinburgh)
This one-day symposium will focus on the ways in which the idea of the north was understood, imagined and represented in the writing of the early modern period. The papers will consider early modern literary and cultural engagements with the north, both as a geographical space and an intellectual concept. The topics explored in the papers will include: the political ideas associated with the north; the roles of Scotland and the north of England in shaping the political landscape of the British isles; the ambivalence of the cultural presence of the north in relation to English and British identity; the ways in which the north figured in debates about transgressive behaviour, such as political insurrection and witchcraft; and the effect of the north upon the afterlives of literary texts in biographical narratives and modern dramatic performances. Professor Loxley’s keynote paper will examine the recently discovered manuscript account of Ben Jonson’s walk to Edinburgh and consider the contrasting topographical constructions of north and south, and of England and Scotland.
There is no registration fee and refreshments will be provided, but we do require you to email us in advance to book a place: firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:00 Arrival and Coffee
10:15 Session One
Harriet Phillips (Cambridge University), ‘York, York, for my money: merry ballads and the Tudor North.’
Dr Chris Butler (Sheffield Hallam University), ‘“Lancastrian Spenser”? How Far North Did He Go?’
Sheilagh Ilona O’Brien (University of Queensland), ‘“Pull for the poultry, fowl, and fish, For empty shall not be a dish”: Descriptions of sabbats and witchcraft in The Late Lancashire Witches.’
12:00 Session Two
Dr Sarah Dewar-Watson (University of Sheffield), ‘History, Tragedy and Mary Queen of Scots.’
James Mawdesley (University of Sheffield), ‘Royalism and the Northern clergy: Exploring clerical allegiances in the Diocese of Carlisle during the English civil wars and republic.’
2:00 Keynote Paper
Professor James Loxley (University of Edinburgh), ‘Ben Jonson’s Road North.’
3:15 Session Three
Dr Alisa Manninen (University of Tampere), ‘Macbeth, King James and the Anglicization of Royal Power.’
Dr Kate Wilkinson (Sheffield Hallam University), ‘“Impossible for the Production of Shakespeare”: Speaking Shakespeare in Northern and Speaking Northern in Shakespeare.’
4:15 Closing Remarks: Professor Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University).
4:30 End of symposium.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Katherine Philips 350: Writing, Reputation, Legacy
This conference to celebrate the life and works of Katherine Philips – poet, dramatist and letter-writer – will take place in Dublin, Ireland, on 27-28 June, 2014. The event will mark the 350th anniversary of the publication of her Poems (1664) and of her death the same year.
The conference venue is to be Marsh’s Library.
Plenary lectures will be given by Professor Elizabeth Hageman (University of New Hampshire) and Professor Sarah Prescott (Aberystwyth University).
The conference organisers are Dr Marie-Louise Coolahan (National University of Ireland, Galway) and Dr Gillian Wright (University of Birmingham).
Special event: a visit to Smock Alley Theatre, where the first production of Philips’s play Pompey was staged in February 1663.
For more details see the call for papers. The conference programme will be published in September 2013.
Accommodation is available at numerous hotels throughout the city (Marsh’s Library is near St Stephen’s Green and St Patrick’s Cathedral), or try Trinity College, Dublin. It is advisable to book early.
To contact the organisers, please email email@example.com
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Early Modern Paratexts 2013
University of Bristol, Clifton Hill House, Friday 26th July
9.00-9.30 Registration and Coffee
9.30-9.40 Seating and Welcome
9.40-11.00 Panel 1, Wills Reception Room
People of the Paratext
Danielle Clarke, University College Dublin
‘Early Modern Women’s Poetry, Form and Paratext’
Colm MacCrossan, Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership, Oxford ‘Performing Patronage in the Headers of Richard Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations (1598-1600)’
Tamara Atkin, Queen Mary, and Emma Smith, Hertford College Oxford
‘Actors, Speakers and Personated Persons: Character Lists as Paratexts in Early Modern Plays’
11.30-12.50 Panel 2, Wills Reception Room
Prefacing the Text
Ben Crabstick, Independent Scholar
‘ “I shall deserve of the age”: Humphrey Moseley and the Publisher’s Preface’
Harriet Archer, Christ Church College Oxford
‘Rewriting History: The Unstable Texts and Paratexts of John Higgins’s Mirror for Magistrates (1574-1587)’
Harry Newman, Kent
‘ “[M]y intentions herein are honest and iust”: Prefacing Printed Gynaecological and Obstetrical Texts in Early Modern England’
Panel 3, Symonds Music Room
‘And another thing ...’
Tom Charlton, Stirling
‘ “Place these three Letters as marked’: the Reliquiæ Baxterianæ, Interpolation and Paratext’
Marion Löffler, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
‘Translation, Education and Politics: Paratexts in 1790s Wales’
Martina Pranić, Free University Berlin
‘The Meaning in the Paratext: Changing Perspectives on Marin Držić’s Conspiratorial Episode’
2.00-3.20 Panel 4, Wills Reception Room
The Paratext Proper
Camilla Temple, Bristol
‘The Emblem Book Epic and its Trans-European Readership: a Sixteenth-century Edition of Ovid’s Metamorphoses’
Sophie Butler, New College Oxford
‘ “I Present thee Reader with no excellencies”: Paratextual Readers and Writers of Essays in Early Modern England’
Katherine Hunt, Birkbeck
‘Shuffled Knowledge: Text and Paratext in Early Modern Didactic Playing Cards’
Panel 5, Symonds Music Room
Bláithín Hurley, St John’s College Cambridge
‘Paratextual Paradigms or Decorative Distractions: Illustrations in the Music Instrument Manuals of Sylvestro di Ganassi’
Lynsey McCulloch, Coventry, and Rob Tovey, Worcester
‘Designing the Early Modern Frontispiece: “All this literature is book-nurtured and book-bound” ’
Rachel Stenner, Bristol
‘Books and Things: William Caxton’s Erroneous Texts’
3.50-5.10 Panel 6, Wills Reception Room
Shaping and Reshaping
Peter Kirwan, Nottingham
‘ “The doubtful title, gentlemen, prefixed”: Paratextual Truth Claims and Authenticity in the “Shakespeare Apocrypha” ’
Judith Atty, Queen Mary
‘Changing Paratext, Changing Meaning: from Les Antiquitez to Ruines of Rome’
Laura Moretti, Emmanuel College Cambridge
‘Ensuring Popularity: the Clever Use of Paratext in the Multiple Editions of a Japanese Early Modern Bestseller’
Panel 7, Symonds Music Room
Peter Auger, Oxford
‘Printed Marginalia as Punctuation’
Lucy Razzall, Emmanuel College Cambridge
‘Printed Repositories in Early Modern England’
Rebecca Bullard, Reading
‘Signs of the times? Reading Signatures in Two Late Seventeenth-century Secret Histories’
5.10-5.20 Comfort Break
5.20-6.10 Plenary Address, Wills Reception Room
Helen Smith, York
6.10-6.30 Closing Discussion, Wills Reception Room
6.30-8.00 Drinks Reception
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Early Modern Studies in Scotland Seminar
12.30-1: Tea, Coffee & Welcome
1 – 2.45: Scribes and Scripts
Sebastiaan Verweij (Oxford), In Praise of Scottish Scribes
Steve W. May (Emory/Sheffield), Matching Hands in English Renaissance Manuscripts: A Case Study
Jonathan Gibson (Open University), Varieties of Italic
2.45-3.15: Tea and Coffee
3.15 – 4.30: Re-descriptions: the hand in the printed text.
Katherine Acheson (Waterloo), Writing in Bibles: The Example of Folger 2190 (1603)
Fred Schurink (Northumbria), Re-Reading Tudor Translation from the Margin: Gabriel Harvey’s Annotations to Richard Morison’s Stratagems (1539)
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Renaissance at Birkbeck: Arts Week
All events at 43 Gordon Square
Wednesday 22 May
‘Remembering Myself: Memory and Identity in the Renaissance’
Panel with three speakers: Dr Adam Smyth, Dr Gillian Woods, Sue Wiseman.
Wednesday 22 May 7.40-9
'Casta Paintings and the Colonial Body: Embodying Race in Spanish America'
Professor Rebecca Earle (Warwick)
Thursday 23 May 6.00pm
'Mute Poetry, Speaking Pictures: A Book and Some Afterthoughts’
Professor Leonard Barkan (Princeton)