Conference Schedule

The Early Modern Center Presents: Bodies and Boundaries, 1500-1800


Friday, March 9 | Mosher Alumni Hall

1:00 PM // Welcoming Remarks, James Kearney (University of California, Santa Barbara)

1:15 Panel 1 | Gender, Race, Religion: Crossing Borders

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

    Debra Bronstein (Pasadena City College),  “The Image of the Other: From Inside and Out.”

    Madeline Lesser (University of California, Berkley), “’I was inn itt’: The Bodily Prophecy of Elizabeth Poole.”

2:15 PM // Roundtable 1 | Shakespearean Bodies in Performance 

Moderator, Joyce King (University of California, Santa Barbara)

   Anita Raychawdhuri (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Aestheticization of Violence in Titus Andronicus and Violated Boundaries, Bodies, and Hearts.”

   Dominic Sevieri (University of Georgia), “Neither Simulacrum nor Cipher: The Bear in Charles Kean’s The Winter’s Tale.”

   Milena Messner (University of California, Santa Barbara), “The play’s the thing / wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King”: Role Playing and the Players in Shakespearean Tragedy.”

3:00 PM // Coffee Break

3:15 PM // Keynote

Introduction: Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook (University of California, Santa Barbara)

   Michelle Burnham (Santa Clara University), “Bodies at Risk: The Global Pacific in the Eighteenth Century”

4:45 PM // Ride-Shares to Dinner

5:30 PM // Conference Dinner

                    Barbareño, 205 W. Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA


Saturday, March 10 | McCune Conference Room

9:15 AM // Coffee

9:30 // Welcoming Remarks, Katie Adkison (University of California, Santa Barbara)

9:45 // Panel 2 | Intimate Poetics: Body and Form

Moderator, Jessica Zisa (University of California, Santa Barbara)

    Lisa Jennings (Texas A&M University), “‘Her Breast All Naked as Net Ivory’: The Boundaries of Gender, Poetry and Pornography in The House of Busyrane.”

    Marinela Golemi & Matthew Pascucci (Arizona State University), “Compulsory Homeovestism: The Fabrication of the Fashioned Body in Renaissance Germany.”

    Nicholas Fenech (Stanford University), “Bodily Poetics: Herbert and the Hellespont”

11:00 AM // Panel 3 | Transmission of Affect: Feeling Bodies

Moderator, Giorgina Paiella (University of California, Santa Barbara)

    Kristen McCants (University of California, Santa Barbara), ““Fond creatures that joy in this, beware”: The Management of Creaturely Passions in Mary Wroth’s Urania.”

     Jillian Luke (University of Edinburgh), “Beyond the Pale: Blushing and Boundaries in English translations of Salmacis and Hermaphroditus 1556-1717”

     Lina Jiang (Fordham University), “‘I cannot forbear writing to you’: Mediating Love in Eliza Haywood’s Love in Excess.”

     Brendan Ezvan (University of Pittsburgh), “Affect, Biopolitics and the Finitude of Form in Sade’s Justine (1791)”

12:30 PM // Lunch

2:00 PM // Keynote

Introduction: Patricia Fumerton (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Laurie Shannon (Northwestern University)

“Staging ‘Live Creatures’: Human Boundedness from Shakespeare’s Crab to King Lear (with Sheep)”

3:30 PM // Coffee Break

3:45 PM // Roundtable 2 | Eco-Boundaries

Moderator, Jeremy Chow (University of California, Santa Barbara)

    Chelsea Silva (University of California, Riverside), “Herbes of the gardyn and wedys of the feldys”: Vernacular Medical Instruction in The Grete Herball.”

    Karoline Pasciano (University of British Columbia), “Affective Seascapes: Trans-Corporeality and the Ecology of the Passions in Pericles

    Danilo Caputo (University of California, Irvine), “Body, World, Cosmos: Stretching the Boundaries of Ecological Thought in Hamlet

    Berna Artan (Fordham University), “Friend or Foe: Understanding the Animal in Robinson Crusoe.”

    Alec Fisher (University of Washington), “String Theory: The Aeolian Harp and Romantic Materiality.”

    Unita Ahdifard (University of California, Santa Barbara), “More Balmy than its Peers:”: Botanical and Textual Growth in Isabella, or, The Pot of Basil.”

5:00 PM // Conference Conclusion and Wine Reception