2001-2002 Events


EMC Graduate and Undergraduate Conference | Visual Culture | May 18, 2002
HSSB 1173, 9:30 PM – 5:00 PM

End of year conference bringing together faculty and students from EMC theme courses on Early Modern Visual Culture.

Keynote Lecture: “Raphaelle Peale’s ‘Blackberries’: Imagination, Embodiment, and the Refusal of Selfhood,” Professor Alex Nemerov, Department of Art History and American Studies, Yale University

Conference Schedule:

9:00 | Coffee and Pastries

9:30 | Introduction, Patricia Fumerton, Director of Early Modern Center, “Launching Visual Culture”

9:45 | Presentations by Students of English 197: “Poetry of Ecstasy,” and English 102: “English and American Literature, 1650-1789,” Professor Robert Erickson: Jessica Audino, Hannah Curcio, Sarah Lyle, Kern McPherson, and Katie Omweg

10:30 | Presentations by Students of English 231: “Visualizing Shakespeare,” Professor Mark Rose: Colin Carman, Brook Cosby, Stephen Deng, Amber Godey, and Alex McKee

10:45 | Break

11:00 | Presentations by Students of English 197 and 231: “Early Modern Visual Culture,” Professor Patricia Fumerton: (Undergraduates) Rebecca Chapman, Therese Clementi, Aja Davis, Patricia Tarango, Lauran Wiesenhutter (Graduate Students) Stephen Deng, Tassie Gnaidy, and Andreas Zachrau

12:00 | Lunch

1:15 | Awards Ceremony: Graduates of the Undergraduate Specialization in Early Modern Studies

1:30 | Keynote Address, “Raphaelle Peale’s ‘Blackberries’: Imagination, Embodiment, and the Refusal of Selfhood,” Professor Alex Nemerov, Department of Art History and American Studies, Yale University

2:30 | Break

2:45 | Presentations by Students of English 235: “American Enlightenment,” Professor Elisa Tamarkin: Stephen Sohn, Colin Carman, Mike Benveniste, Mary Ma, Rob Wallace, Amber Godey, Carina Evans

3:15 | Presentations by Students of Art History 257A: “Vision, Knowledge and the Scientific Revolution,” Professor Ann Jensen Adams: Amy Buono, Emma Cryer, Sarah Haight, April Haynes, Steven Kendall, Charlie Peterson, Katharina Pilaski, Angela Sagues, Kelly Turner

4:00 | Roundtable Discussion: Ann Jensen Adams (Art History), Lee Bliss(English), Patricia Fumerton (English), Michael O’Connell (English), Alex Nemerov, Elisa Tamarkin (English) Mark Rose (English)


Graduate Student Colloquium | Violence and Civility | October 5, 2001
Sheila Hwang, Department of English, UCSB,
“People, Places, and Things: Objects of Subjectivity in Emma

Gina Shaffer, Department of English, UC Irvine,
“The Invocation and Domestication of Sacrifice in Shakespeare’s Othello and Heywood’s A Woman Killed with Kindness

Panel Discussion: Stephen Deng, Bob Erickson, Sheila Hwang, Michael O’Connell, Gina Shaffer, and Anna Viele

Early Modern Visual Culture: Visualizing the Stage | November 16, 2001
1:00 PM

Stephen Orgel, Department of English, Stanford University
“Shylock’s Tribe”

Joseph Roach, Department of English and Art History, Yale University,
“The Global Parasol: Accessorizing the Four Corners of the World”

Panel Discussion: Ann Bermingham, Robert Hamm, Mark Rose, Stephen Orgel, and Joseph Roach

Linda Seidel Lecture | February 1, 2002
“Pain and its Antidote in Fifteenth-Century Painting” (co-sponsored with Medieval Studies)
Linda Seidel, Department of Art History, University of Chicago
State Street Room (University Center), 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Don Foster Lecture | February 19, 2002
Don Foster is a Professor of English at Vassar, as well as a UCSB graduate. Well-respected as a literary “sleuth,” Professor Foster is now working on the anthrax letters sent to public officials earlier this year.

Leah Marcus Lecture | March 14, 2002
“Reading Elizabeth Writing: The Text as Visual Artifact”
Leah S. Marcus, Department of English, Vanderbilt University
South Hall 2635, 3:00 PM

Leah Marcus Seminar | March 15, 2002
Seminar on the writings of Elizabeth I.
Leah S. Marcus, Department of English, Vanderbilt University.
Early Modern Center (South Hall 2510), 3:00 PM

Kevin Sharpe Lecture | May 2, 2002
“Recovering the Renaissance Reader”
South Hall 2417, 4:00 PM

Madeleine Kahn Lecture and Workshop | May 23, 2002
South Hall 2635, 5:00 PM

Professor Kahn (Mills College) will talk about how teaching Charlotte Charke’s Narrative of the Life of Charlotte Charke at a women’s college has changed her view of the text, as well as her view of what constitutes appropriate material for classroom discussion. Students at Mills College defiantly resist recognizing the differences between their own historical situation and Charke’s. They insist on bringing the raw material of their emotional lives into the classroom, and on searching the Narrative for clues about how to live their own lives. Their over-identification with Charke and their disdain for historical specificity should lead these students to a serious mis-reading of the Narrative, but in fact they lead both to a persuasive reading of the text and a provocative investigation of the categories by which we establish a hierarchy of value: male and female, public and private, intellectual and emotional.

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