Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Literature, Medicine and the Law in Early Modern England

A one-day workshop at University of Sheffield
Humanities Research Institute

Friday 6th February 2009

10.30-11: coffee, welcome

Lorna Hutson (St Andrews), Tis probable and palpable to thinking: law and likelihood in Renaissance drama

12.30-1.15: lunch

Panel 1 Moral Discourses
Jennifer Richards (Newcastle), Moralising health in the sixteenth century
Eric Langley (UCL), Trust not the physician; his antidotes are poison:
Friendly Medicine and Poisonous Friendship in Othello

2.30-3: tea

Panel 2 Languages of Authority
Daniel Andersson (Max Planck Institute) Between Feminism and Rhetoric: The scope of civil legal argumentation in Lord Henry Howard’s defence of female rule
Nicky Hallett (Sheffield), Vital Witness: Medicine and Miracle in an Early
Modern Convent

4.15-4.30: short break

Discussion of William Bullein’s Dialogue against the Fever Pestilence (1564), led by Margaret Healy (Sussex)

5.30: wine

There is no charge for this event.
To register, please contact before Wednesday 28th January.


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