Friday, July 27, 2007

Popular Culture in the Early Modern World

University of Sussex, 11-13 September 2007
Tuesday 11 September
9.30-11.45       Registration (with tea and coffee 11.15-11.45)
11.45-13.00        Plenary 1: Peter Burke ˆ ŒRevisiting Popular Culture‚
Gallery Room 2
13.00-14.15        Lunch - Lounge
14.15-16.00    Session 1 ˆ Defining Popular Culture
Michelle O‚Callaghan (University of Reading) ˆ ŒThomas the Scholar‚
versus ŒJohn the Sculler‚: Defining Popular Culture in the early
   Seventeenth Century.
Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews) ˆ Orality and Popular
Culture: Thomas Nashe and Marshall McLuhan.
Lori Newcombe (University of Illinois) ˆ What is a Chapbook?
16.00-16.30        Tea and Coffee ˆ Lounge
16.30-17.50        Session 2(a) ˆ Popular Science and the Supernatural
     Robert Iliffe (University of Sussex) ˆ Nature, Imposture and the
Supernatural in Early Modern Britain
Kevin Killeen (University of Leeds) ˆ ŒNo Spirit, no God!‚: Science
and Witchcraft in the Seventeenth Century.
Amanda McKeever (University of Sussex) ˆ Title tbc
                          Session 2(b) ˆ Popular Stereotypes
            Victoria Buckley-Jennings (University of Sussex) ˆ ŒIf You Kill With
Powder‚: Representations of the Gunpowder Plot in Thomas
Dekker‚s The Whore of Babylon.
Matthew Dimmock (University of Sussex) ˆLibels, the Theatre and
Popular Xenophobia.
Catherine Parsons (University of Sussex) ˆ Jezebels and Whores:
Dangerous Women in Edwardian and Marian England.
18.00-19.00        Reception - Lounge

Wednesday 12 September
9.30-10.45       Session 3(a) ˆ Social History
Bernard Capp (University of Warwick) ˆ (Un)holy Wedlock: Bigamy
and Bigamists in Early Modern England.
Nick Tosney (University of York) ˆ Gamesters, Sharpers, and the
Contagion of Cheating‚ in Early Modern England.
Andy Durr (University of Sussex) ˆ The Society of Free-masons: A
Late Medieval and Early Modern Trade Fraternity.
               Session 3(b) ˆ Early Modern Comedy
Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex) ˆ Spenser and Jokes
Amy Orrock (University of Edinburgh) ˆ The Serious Matter of Play:
           Bruegel‚s Children‚s Games and Gargantua‚s Games.
Andrew Hiscock (University of Wales, Bangor) ˆ The Popular
Cultures of Tudor Comedy
10.45-11.15        Tea and Coffee - Lounge
11.15-12.45        Session 4(a) ˆ Early Modern Reading Practices I
Femke Molekamp (University of Sussex) ˆ ŒOf the Incomparable
Treasure of the Holy Scriptures‚: Early Modern Readers‚
Responses to the Geneva Bible.
Elisabeth Salter (University of Wales, Aberystwyth) ˆ ŒThe Dayes
Moralised‚: Evidence for Experiences of Popular Devotional
Reading Across the English Reformation.
Louise Wilson (University of York) ˆ ŒWhat the Simple Say I Care
Not‚: Reading Practices and Popular Romance in Sixteenth-
Century England.
                          Session 4(b) ˆ Italian Popular Culture
Marta Moiso (University of Turin) ˆ Superstition, Magic and
Medicine in Early Modern South Italy. Tommaso Campanella
(1568-1639) and the Case of ŒTarantolati‚.
Leka Rozsa (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan) ˆ Urban Life in
the Renaissance Comedy in Italy
Victoria Sheridan (University of Toronto) ˆ Those Monstrous
Ornaments of Vanity: The Shoe, The Tendril and Silk Stockings in
Early Modern Venice.
12.45-14.15 Lunch ˆ Lounge
14.15-15.45        Session 5(a) - Early Modern Reading Practices II
Adriana Bontea (University of Sussex) ˆ Storytelling in Early Modern
France: the Case of Charles Perrault.
Nandini Das (University of Liverpool) ˆ A ŒCivil Conversation‚ of the
Planets: Conflating Humanist Astrology and the Italianate Tale in
    Robert Greene‚s Planetomachia.
Sue Wiseman (Birkbeck, University of London) ˆ Popular and Elite?
Renaissance Texts of Transformation.
                          Session 5(b) ˆ Astrology
Stefania Crowther (Birkbeck, University of London) ˆ ŒBy Strange
Language in the Skies‚: Negotiating the Meaning of the Stars in
Popular Literature of the English Civil War.
Abigail Shinn (University of Sussex) Extraordinary Discourses of
Vnnecessarie Matter‚: Spenser‚s Shepaerdes Calender and the
Almanac Tradition.
15.45-16.15        Tea and Coffee ˆ Lounge
16.15-17.30      Plenary 2: Mary Ellen Lamb ˆ ŒGendering Peter Burke‚s
                            Amphibious Subject‚. Gallery Room 2
19.30 -                Conference Dinner (location tbc)

Thursday 13 September
9.30-10.45        Plenary 3: Ian Moulton ˆ ŒPopu-love‚: Sex, Love, and
                        Sixteenth Century Popular Culture. Gallery Room 2
10.45-11.15       Tea and Coffee - Lounge
11.15-12.45       Session 6(a) ˆ Urban Popular Culture
Majella Devlin (Queen‚s University Belfast) ˆ Staging Women in the
Early Modern Metropolis
Alison V. Scott (Macquarie University, Sydney) ˆ Œ[P]ublish Your
Temperance‚: the Virtue of Urbanity and the Problem of the
Popular in Jacobean Entertainment.
Mira Assaf Veiga (American University, Beirut) ˆ Stealing the Show:
Representations of Vagrancy in Thomas Dekker and Thomas
Middleton‚s The Roaring Girl.
                        Session 6(b) ˆ Miltarism and the Monarch in Popular Culture
Katharine Craik (Oxford Brookes University) ˆ Shakespeare‚s
Tom Healy (Birkbeck, University of London) ˆ The Monarch‚s
Crowns: Patriotism and Popular Literature in Elizabethan
Linda Hutjens (University of Toronto) ˆ The Disguised King in
English Renaissance Ballads
12.45-14.15       Lunch ˆ Lounge.


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