2014-2015 Events


Annual EMC Conference | Making, Unmaking, & Remaking the Early Modern Era: 1500-1800 | February 27-28, 2015
The EMC announces its annual winter conference, and the theme for this year is Making. Our keynote speakers are Professor of English Patricia Fumerton (Santa Barbara) and Seth Low Professor of History Pamela H. Smith (Columbia).

“Making, Unmaking, and Remaking” Website

Conference | After Print: Manuscripts in the Eighteenth Century | April 24, 2015
This one-day conference explores the continued vitality of manuscript publication and circulation in the eighteenth century, the age of “print culture.” Keynote speaker Margaret Ezell, distinguished professor of English and Sara and John Lindsay Chair of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University, will present “‘Burn when read’: Some Thoughts on Manuscript Cultures after the Expiration of the Licensing Act (1695).”

“After Print” Flyer | “After Print” Program | “After Print” Website


Bliss-Zimmerman Memorial Lecture | Deidre Lynch | November 6, 2014
Pride and Prejudice by Numbers”
South Hall 2635, 3:30 PM

This paper on Jane Austen’s computational imagination highlights the arithmetic questions posed by Pride and Prejudice and considers how they register the nineteenth-century novel tradition’s shifting relationship to projects of social accounting and notions of social causation. Often as she relays the story of a singular, complex, unique character like the fascinating Elizabeth Bennet, Austen points simultaneously towards the statistical norms and means that would be derivable from a larger quantity of story-lines rendered in the aggregate.

Deidre Lynch Flyer

Special Colloquium on the Commonplace Book with Deidre Lynch | November 7, 2014
Early Modern Center (South Hall 2510), 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Mark Algee-Hewitt & Ryan Heuser Lecture and Demonstration | November 13, 2014
South Hall 2635, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Special Colloquium with Mark Algee-Hewitt & Ryan Heuser | November 14, 2014
South Hall 2509, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Kathleen Wilson Lecture | February 12, 2015
“Blackface Empire: Love, Theft, and Subversion in British Domains”
Kathleen Wilson (SUNY Stony Brook)
South Hall 2635, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Regina Schwartz Lecture | February 26, 2015
“Religion and Literature: Law, Love, and Justice in The Merchant of Venice
Regina Schwartz (Visiting Tipton Chair of Religious Studies at UCSB and Professor of English at Northwestern University)
South Hall 2635, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Regina Schwartz Flyer

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