Exeter Early Modern Seminar Programme, 2010-11

The Centre for Early Modern Studies has announced its seminar programme for the academic year.  All seminars take place on Wednesday afternoons 4-6, with refreshments to be served following the papers.  This year, most seminars will take place in the Queens Building (Margaret Rooms), though with one or two seminars taking place in Amory.

Term 1

27 October [Queens MR3]: Jon Stobart (History, Northampton) – ‘Consumption and the Country House: Spending by the Leighs of Stoneleigh, c.1730-1800’

3 November [Queens MR3]: Karen Edwards (English) – ‘Invective and Toleration in Seventeenth-Century Religious Controversy’

10 November [Amory B219]: Phd mini-colloquium: Leaving Shore

     Kate Arthur (English): ‘”A foreign court lands here upon your shore’:   Models of kingship in Persian drama’

     Jo Esra (English): ‘”Terribly Turkished”: Losing Hearts and Minds in 17th Century Barbary’

     Michael Lea-O’Mahoney (History): ‘The Importance of Seapower in the English Civil War’

24 November [Queens MR2]: Early Modern Discourses of Environmental Change and Sustainability: Roundtable led by Ayesha Mukherjee (English) and Nicola Whyte (History)

8 December [Queens MR2]: Jane Whittle (History) –  ‘Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth Century’

Term 2 [all sessions in Queens MR3]

19 January: Shona McIntosh (English) – ‘”The Gulf of All Ingratitude”: Treason in Chapman’s “Byron” Plays’

2 February: Mini-Colloquium: Early Modern Monsters

            Fabian Krämer (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte) –  “Monstrorum Varietas: Coping with Nature’s Copiousness in Late Sixteenth-Century Natural History”

            Victoria Sparey (English) – ‘Exploring the Monstrous Self: Monstrous Birth as Subject in Richard III”

16 February: Sara Barker (History) – ‘The French Wars of Religion in English Translation’

2 March: Alice Hunt (English, Southampton) –  Title TBC

16 March: PhD mini-colloquium: Sex and Death in the Eighteenth Century

            Mike Fielding (English)

            Natasha Michailovic (History)

Examination Term

4 May [Amory B219]: Pascale Aebischer (English) –  ‘Middleton for the Twenty-First Century: Brands, Books and Bollywood’

11 May [Queens MR1]: Emma Wilby (History) – ‘”We mey shoot them dead at our pleasur”: Isobel Gowdie, Elf-Arrows and Dark Shamanism in Seventeenth-Century Scotland’


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