Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500-1800

EMC Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500-1800 Conference Schedule


Friday, February 28th | Alumni Hall, Mosher Alumni House

1-1:30pm Coffee & Opening Remarks

1:30-3:00pm | Panel One: Queer Mobilities 

Moderator: Anita Raychawdhuri (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Edoardo Angione (Università degli Studi di Roma Tre), “‘Prattiche scellerate di Turchi’: Sexuality and Diplomacy between Rome and Venice (1609-1620)”

Allie Gamble (Stanford University), “Extravagance and Wandering in Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso

Jordan Tudisco (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Trans Crossings: Gender Transgressions and Modern Mobilities”

3:00-3:30pm  | Coffee Break

3:30pm-5:00pm  | Keynote 

Introduction: James Kearney (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Melissa E. Sanchez (University of Pennsylvania), “Versions of Sappho: Race, Female Masculinity, and the Ethics of Mutability”

5:45pm | Dinner at Opal


Saturday, February 29th | Alumni Hall, Mosher Alumni House

9:00am-10:00am Breakfast

10:00am-10:15am  | Opening Remarks 

10:15am-12:15pm Panel 2: Global Crossings 

Moderator: Unita Ahdifard (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Ambereen Dadabhoy (Harvey Mudd College), “‘Speak of me as I am’: Passing for Shakespeare in Season of Migration to the North

Nedda Mehdizadeh (University of California, Los Angeles), “Persia and the Triangulation of the Early Modern Encounter”

Vincent Pham (University of California, San Diego), “Mediated Memories: Walpole’s Strawberry Hill, and Counter-Material Histories” 

12:15pm-1:15pm | Lunch

1:15pm-3:15pm  | Panel 3: Affect and Erotics 

Moderator: Nicole Stark (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Kenneth Connally (University of California, Davis), “Hedone in Eden: The Queerness of Pleasure in Paradise Lost

Christine Varnado (The University at Buffalo—The State University of New York), “Bone Art: A Queer Afterlife as Ornament”

Robert Yates (The Graduate Center, City University of New York), “Mirth and Marriage in The Maid’s Tragedy

3:15pm-3:30pm Coffee Break

3:30pm-5:00pm | Keynote

Introduction: Bernadette Andrea, EMC Director (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Rajani Sudan (Southern Methodist University), “Mines, Minerals, Mimesis, and Memory”

5:00pm | Closing Remarks & Wine Reception


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