Memory: 1500-1800

February 25, 2005
Annual EMC Conference
McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)

The Early Modern Center of the University of California, Santa Barbara and its affiliates invite scholars to attend a conference on “Memory: 1500-1800.” This one-day interdisciplinary conference will explore such concepts as cultural and individual memory, acts of memorializing, forgetting, the sense of a past (and future), adaptations, and archiving (including archiving technologies). Whether individuals employ memory as a means of accessing information, or cultures use collective memory to commemorate historical events and people, memory also shapes the present and the future as it colors the lens through which new experiences are viewed.

The program will include ten panelists representing a variety of disciplines, as well as talks by the following featured speakers:

Richard Helgerson, Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara
“Remembering, Forgetting, and the Founding of a National Literature: The Example of Joachim du Bellay”

Carolyn Lougee Chappell, Professor of History at Stanford University
“Paper Memories and Identity Papers in Early Modern France”

Marvin Carlson, Professor of Theater and Comparative Literature at the City University of New York
“Memory Theatres and Theatre Memories”

Registration information is available below. You may register by mail, email, or online.

Conference Co-Sponsors

Early Modern Center
College of Letters & Sciences (Division of Humanities and Fine Arts)
Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
Graduate Division
Department of English
Department of Music
Comparative Literature Program
Department of Dramatic Arts
Department of History
Department of History of Art and Architecture
Women’s Studies Program


Call for Papers

Friday, February 25, 2005, UCSB Early Modern Center
CFP Deadline: Monday, November 15th, 2004

The Early Modern Center of the University of California, Santa Barbara and its affiliates invite paper proposals for an interdisciplinary conference on the Center’s 2004-2005 theme, “Memory: 1500-1800.” This one-day conference will explore the many functions and meanings of memory throughout the early modern period.

The program will include nine panelists representing a variety of disciplines, as well as talks by the following invited speakers:

Marvin Carlson, Professor of Theater and Comparative Literature at the City University of New York

Carolyn Lougee Chappell, Professor of History at Stanford University

Richard Helgerson, Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara

PROPOSALS

We invite proposals from all disciplines, as well as proposals for interdisciplinary papers that use a variety of approaches. Submissions are encouraged to define memory creatively, whether historically, psychologically, culturally, aesthetically, empirically, etc. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

The Palimpsestic
Construction of Collective or National Memory
Construction of Individual Memory
Memorializing
Ruins, Fragments
Forgetting
Sense of a Past and Future
Adaptations
Archiving (including Archiving Technologies)
Remembering/ Dismembering/ Dysmembering

Proposals for 15-minute papers are due by November 1, 2004, and should take the form of a 250-word abstract. Please submit your abstract online at: http://emc.english.ucsb.edu/conferences/2004-2005/online_submission.asp

If necessary, you may also email your proposal to emc_conference_05@yahoo.com.


Conference Schedule

8:15 | Shuttle to UCSB leaves from Franciscan Inn

8:30-9:00 | Registration and Coffee
If you have not yet registered for the conference, you may do so online: please click here.

9:00-9:15 | Opening Remarks: Patricia Fumerton, University of California, Santa Barbara

9:15-10:15 | Featured Speaker: Richard Helgerson, Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Remembering, Forgetting, and the Founding of a National Literature: The Example of Joachim du Bellay”
Introductory Remarks: Mark Rose, University of California, Santa Barbara

10:15-11:15 | Panel 1: Reconceiving History
Moderator: Sears McGee, University of California, Santa Barbara

J.K. Barret, Princeton University
“Looking Forward to Looking Back: Cymbeline, Anticipatory Nostalgia, and Collective Memory”
Natalie Fizer and Glenn Forley, Parsons School of Design
“Timeline as Mnemotechnology: Joseph Priestley’s Charts of Biography and History”
Mac Test, University of California, Santa Barbara
“The Hunt for Amaranthus: Transcribing New World Histories in Spenser’s Faerie Queene

11:15-12:30 | Lunch

12:30-1:30 | Featured Speaker: Carolyn Lougee Chappell, Professor of History, Stanford University
“Paper Memories and Identity Papers in Early Modern France ”
Introductory Remarks: Hilary Bernstein, University of California, Santa Barbara

1:30-2:45 | Panel 2: Memorable Impressions
Moderator: Jessica C. Murphy, University of California, Santa Barbara

Rhodri Lewis, Jesus College, University of Oxford
“The Proper Custodie of Knowledge: Francis Bacon and the Art of Memory in Early Modern England”
John Hunter, Bucknell University
“The Dangers of the Trained Memory; or, How a Well-Stocked Mind Becomes a ‘Great Barred Chest of Nothing’”
Scott L. Newstok, Gustavus Adolphus College
“‘Here lies’: Anxiously Spatialized Memory in the Early Modern Epitaph”
Simone Chess, University of California, Santa Barbara
“‘Lovers made him remember that he was one’: Memories Carved in Ash in Mary Wroth’s Urania

2:45-3:00 | Break

3:00-4:00| Featured Speaker: Marvin Carlson, Professor of Theater and Comparative Literature, City University of New York
“Memory Theatres and Theatre Memories”
Introductory Remarks: Simon Williams, University of California, Santa Barbara

4:00-5:00 | Panel 3: Staging Memory
Moderator: Leo Cabranes-Grant, University of California, Santa Barbara

Hannah Cowles Freeman, University of Kentucky
“‘Cuckold or Cully?’: Memory, Identity, and Pain in Dryden’s Amphitryon
Stefanie Tcharos, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Rome’s Arcadia: Nostalgia as Ideology and the Problem of Musical Drama”
Aleksandra Koutny, Cambridge University
“Remembrance and Reinvention: Memorial Portraiture in 17th and 18th Century Poland-Lithuania”

5:00– 5:15 | Closing Remarks: E. Heckendorn Cook, University of California, Santa Barbara

5:30 | Shuttle returns to Franciscan Inn

Please join us at 7:15pm for a post-conference dinner at Hola Amigos! restaurant in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. For more information about dinner and to reserve your seat, please click here.


Post-Conference Dinner

All conference participants (and their guests) are invited to join us for dinner at Hola Amigos! in downtown Santa Barbara at 7:15pm. The restaurant, which has a wonderful beachside view, is located at 29 E. Cabrillo. It is very near the conference hotel, The Franciscan Inn (within half of a mile). Please see below for directions, which will also be available at the conference. We will do our best to arrange carpooling for those who do not have cars and wish to attend.

The fixed price for dinner is $15 each, which includes freshly made guacamole and chips, Tortilla soup or a Mexican Caesar salad, a choice of entree, a traditional flan for dessert, and a soft-drink, iced tea, coffee, lemonade, or non-specialty margarita. Substitutions in the banquet menu entrees will be available to accommodate vegetarians.

So that we can make the proper arrangements with the restaurant, please RSVP to Bill Gahan at williamgahan@umail.ucsb.edu before Friday night, February 18th. To confirm your reservation, please pay Bill Gahan at the conference on Friday, either before or during the lunch break.

DIRECTIONS TO POST-CONFERENCE DINNER

Hola Amigos Cantina
29 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-963-1968

Directions from Campus :
Take Highway 217 North toward Santa Barbara.   (2.5 Miles)
Take the exit on the left toward SANTA BARBARA. (0.2 Miles)
Merge onto 101 South.  (7.5 Miles)
Take the GARDEN STREET exit.  (0.2 Miles)
Turn RIGHT onto GARDEN STREET.  (0.3 Miles)
Turn RIGHT onto E. CABRILLO BLVD.  (0.1 Miles)

Hola Amigos Cantina will be on your RIGHT, just AFTER The Fishhouse Restaurant and ANACAPA ST.  For parking, turn RIGHT onto ANACAPA ST. and left into the parking lot behind Hola Amigos.

Directions from Downtown :
Follow STATE STREET Southeast, toward the ocean.
STATE STREET ends at CABRILLO BLVD.
Turn LEFT onto E. CABRILLO BLVD.  (0.1 Miles)

Hola Amigos Cantina will be on your LEFT, just BEFORE The Fishhouse Restaurant and ANACAPA ST.  For parking, turn LEFT onto ANACAPA ST. and left into the parking lot behind Hola Amigos.

Directions from the Franciscan Inn:
Turn RIGHT on BATH STREET and follow it Southeast toward the ocean.
At the end of BATH STREET, turn LEFT onto W. CABRILLO BLVD.
Stay on CABRILLO BLVD. for 0.3 Miles.

Hola Amigos Cantina will be on your LEFT, just BEFORE The Fishhouse Restaurant and ANACAPA ST.  For parking, turn LEFT onto ANACAPA ST. and left into the parking lot behind Hola Amigos.

Please email questions to: emc_conference_05@yahoo.com.


Registration Information

Online registration is available at
http://emc.english.ucsb.edu/conferences/2004-2005/reg.asp

However, if you would like to register by email or mail, please send us a letter with:

Your Name
Departmental Affiliation
University Affiliation
Mailing Address
E-mail Address
Telephone Number

The conference is free to students and UCSB faculty. Non-UCSB faculty please send a check for $35 to Kris McAbee at the address below. Checks with your name prominently marked should be made out to Regents, University of California and sent with the above information.

Kris McAbee
Department of English
University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106
(805) 893-4365
kmcabee@umail.ucsb.edu

Conference Coordinators:
William Gahan
Sören Hammerschmidt
Kris McAbee
Eric Nebeker