London Shakespeare Centre
Time, Space and Vision in Early Modern Culture
Anatomy Theatre and Museum, King’s College London
Saturday 27th February 2010
Keynote speaker: Professor François Laroque, Université de Paris III
The London Shakespeare Centre, King’s College London, and the Institut du Monde Anglophone, Université de Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle, are co-hosting an international postgraduate colloquium on ‘Time, Space and Vision in Early Modern Culture’. The event will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 27th February 2010 at the newly renovated Anatomy Theatre and Museum at King’s College London, Strand Campus (for further details of the venue please see www.kcl.ac.uk/english/events/timespace).
As well as postgraduate papers on temporal and spatial issues in early modern poetry, drama and culture, we expect there to be a live video panel discussion with members of the English department at the University of Pennsylvania, comparing the experience of pursuing doctoral research in early modern English literature and culture in the UK, the US and France.
The afternoon will conclude with a keynote address from François Laroque entitled ‘‘Infinite riches in a little room’: Time and space in Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and Shakespeare’s Richard II’.
This will be followed by a drinks reception. A detailed schedule will be published on the colloquium web page shortly (www.kcl.ac.uk/english/events/timespace).
If you would like to attend please RSVP to mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your name, institutional affiliation, and contact details. There is a £10 attendance fee for all those registering who are not affiliated to King’s College London. Details of how to make this payment will be emailed to you once you have registered.
In addition to the Medieval and Early Modern seminar programmes below, a couple of upcoming events sponsored by other Centres may be of interest to early modernists and medievalists around Exeter:
Friday 29th January, 4:00 to 5:15pm
‘Maritime Affairs: James Thornhill and the art of navigation at Greenwich in the seventeenth century.’
Dr Richard Johns, Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Maritime Museum
Room 128, Amory Building
Thursday 4th February, 1 – 3pm
‘Physicians in the Crusades’
Piers Mitchell, Imperial College London
Room 115, Amory Building
Contact: Centre for Medical History
The Exeter Early Modern seminar will meet on alternate Wednesdays in Semester 2, 4pm in 417 Amory. The first speaker will be Dr. Edward Paleit of the Department of English. Full programme follows:
Wednesday 20th January, Ed Paleit (English): ‘When Roman Liberty opprest should dy’: Romano-English Politics and the Crisis of the late 1620s
Wednesday 3th February, Sjoerd Levelt (The Warburg Institute): Holland’s Medieval History in the Early Modern Period
Wednesday 17th February, Isabelle Charmantier (History, Exeter): Writing on Ornithology in the Seventeenth Century: Faultrier’s Traitte des Oysseaux
Wednesday 3th March, Sarah Toulalan (History, Exeter): Child Sexual Abuse in Early Modern England
Wednesday 17th March, Michelle O’Callaghan (Reading): A Scribal Community? Reading Rawl.poet.31 and the Countess of Bedford’s Circle’
Wednesday 5th May, Mini-Colloquium on ‘Print Culture in Elizabethan England.’
Lee Durbin (English): Bibliophiles and Private Libraries: Public versus Private Knowledge
Daniel Cattell (English): ‘I am a scribbled form’: Shakespeare’s King John and Catholic-Protestant Polemic
Wednesday 12th May, Susan Whyman: The Social Status and Identity of the Tucker Family, Stone Merchants of Weymouth, Dorset 1700-1800
The Exeter Medieval Seminar, sponsored by the Centre for Medieval Studies, will meet on Tuesdays, 4–5.30pm, Amory B143. The convenor is Dr Yolanda Plumley (email@example.com)
Jan 26 Uri Smilansky (Centre for Medieval Studies)
‘A Labyrinth of Spaces: Page, Performance and Music in Late Medieval French Culture’
Feb 16 Professor Anthony Musson (Department of Law)
‘Frankenstein’s Monster? Bringing Medieval and Early Tudor Lawyers to Life’
Mar 9 Tamsyn Rose-Steel (Centre for Medieval Studies)
‘From the Horse’s Mouth: the Use of Citation and the Vernacular in some Motets from the Roman de Fauvel’
The Nicholas Orme Lecture 2010
Wednesday, 31 March, Queens LT 1 at 4.30
Professor David D’Avray (UCL)
‘Medieval Marriage: Royal Annulments and Papal Dispensations’
Cuppe of Newes is back from its holiday hiatus, and the site will once again be updated regularly with news of Renaissance and Medieval happenings in the southwest and beyond. Readers who would like to see their conference/ call for papers/ other appropriate event posted on the blog, please contact the moderator, Philip Schwyzer.