2003-2004 Events


Annual EMC Conference | Home and World: 1500-1800 | February 20, 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 2003-2004 theme, “Home and World: 1500-1800.” The conference will explore how these two categories or concepts were experienced and defined throughout the early modern period. Proposals can interpret “home” and “world” broadly, but should examine how these two terms are held in dialogue or tension with each other. Home, for example, might be conceived of as any private or circumscribed spaced defined in opposition to some “outside” or “other.” Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Public vs. Private Spheres
The Other

For more details including how to submit proposals, please see our conference website.

“Home and World” Website | “Home and World” Program

EMC Undergraduate Conference | Home and World | May 28, 2004
South Hall 2635, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Presentations from undergraduates, who have studied the theme, “Home and World,” in various courses throughout the year, 1-5 pm., Department Seminar Room, 2635 South Hall.

1:00-1:15 | Opening Remarks – Patricia Fumerton

1:15-1:45 | Brothers and Others
Julia Djeke, “A ‘Little Body with a Mighty Heart’: English Nationalism and the Role of the Boy in Henry V
Emily Stegman, “The Mindset of a Moor”

1:45-2:15 | Making a Home in a New World
Laura Aydelotte, “Satan and the Yahoos: New World Encounters in Paradise Lost and Gulliver’s Travels
Lauren Gustafson, “Milton and Rochester: Opposing Reasons”

2:30-3:15 | The World in the Domestic Sphere
Thomas Flowers, “Mutable Identity in Cymbeline
Corrin Osborne, “Public and Private Parts: A Unique Overlap of Public and Private Affairs in Henry IV, Part I
Kelly Stambler, “Renaming the Soil: King Harry’s Linguistic Colonization of Catherine in Shakespeare’s Henry V

3:15-4:00 | Home and World: From a Lowly Perspective
Lisa La (as Alice, in Arden of Faversham).
Jessica Rondou (as Susan, in Arden of Faversham)
Margaret Drew (as Jack’s First Wife, in Thomas Deloney’s Jack of Newbury)
Tara Owens (as Barabas, in Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta)
Lisa Englebrektson (as Abigail, in The Jew of Malta)
Melissa Maclaurin (as Portia, in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice)
Jill Staats (as Miranda, in Shakespeare’s The Tempest)
Diana Phan (as Caliban, in Shakespeare’s The Tempest)

4:00-5:00 | Reception


Nicole Pellegrin Lecture | November 3, 2003
“The Sex of Mourning: Widowhood and Dress in Early Modern France”
Nicole Pellegrin (C.N.R.S. Paris)
HSSB 4020, 4:00 PM

Fall Colloquium | Home and World | November 14, 2003
South Hall 2635, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Paul Stevens (University of Toronto), “England in Moghul India: Historicizing Cultural Difference and its Discontents”
Srinivas Aravamudan (Duke University), “Fiction/Translation/Transnation: The Secret History of the English Novel”

Rountable discussion after the talks headed by Adriana Craciun (University of Nottingham)

Jose Maria Perez Fernandez Lecture | February 17, 2004,
“Epic and the Early Modern Poetics of Self: Approaches to the Meter of Henry Howard’s Aeneid
Jose Maria Perez Fernandez (University of Granada)
South Hall 2635, 4:00 PM

Professor Perez Fernandez is the author of an important article on the Earl of Surrey and Italian humanism in the court of Henry VIII forthcoming in Renaissance Studies. His work in progress includes a study of the dissemination of epic in the Early Modern period.

David Cressy Lecture | February 27, 2004
“Press Censorship and the Public Sphere in Revolutionary England.”
South Hall 2635, 3:30 PM

Reception to follow. Professor Cressy is Professor of History at the Ohio State University, and he is spending the current academic year as the Fletcher Jones Distinguished Fellow at the Huntington Library.

Lloyd and Dorothy Moote Lecture | May 27, 2004
“The Great Plague of London: Then and Now”
HSSB 4020, 3:30 PM

The plague visited London in the winter of 1664-1665. The great diarist Samuel Pepys witnessed the plague and its ravages, and Daniel Defoe, awed by reports of the plague in Marseilles, commemorated the London event in his 1723 account, A Journal of the Plague Year. Lloyd Moote, Professor Emeritus of History at USC, is the author of four books. His co-author, Dorothy C. Moote, was trained in microbiology. Their talk summarizes arguments from their new book, The Great Plague: The Story of London’s Most Deadly Year (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004).

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