Monday, June 13, 2011

'Public and Private Spaces in the Early Modern World (1485-1700)'

9 September 2011, Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street,
University of Sheffield

10.00-10.45 Registration and coffee

11.00-12.20 First Session

Panel 1: The Court (chaired by Jessica Edmondes)

Helen Graham-Matheson (Queen Mary, University of London) 'Elizabeth
Parr and female agency in Elizabethan foreign affairs.'

Courtney Cooke (University of Sussex) 'Video et taceo: the silent
language of the 1575 Kenilworth Entertainments.'

John McTague (Oxford University) ''To peep as it were under the
Queen's Cloaths': the veiled birth of James Francis Edward Stuart,

Panel 2: Instruction and Decorum (chaired by Adam James Smith)

David Andrew Porter (University of Cambridge) 'Public and private
spaces in Scottish Renaissance satire.'

John Gallagher (University of Cambridge) 'Creating spaces through
language: the early modern phrasebook.'

Naya Tsentourou (University of Manchester) 'Performing devotional
retreat in the closet.'

12.20-13.20 Lunch

13.20-14.40 Second Session

Panel 3: Public Spaces, Private Enclaves (chaired by Gavin Schwartz-Leeper)

Stephanie Appleton (University of Birmingham) 'Locating privacy in
Stratford-upon-Avon, c. 1530-1650.'

Eoin Price (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham) 'Drama in
dark corners: disguised duke plays and the politics of privacy.'

Kristen Klebba (University of Cambridge) 'Parochial authority and
civic green space in London, 1605-1720.'

Panel 4: Self-Fashioning Hands (chaired by Claire Bryony Williams)

Amritesh Singh (University of York) 'Sovereign mistress: the
'love-letters' of Elizabeth I to François Duke of Anjou.'

Amanda Pullan (Lancaster University) ''Divine décor': biblical
narratives in private space, c. 1650-1700.'

Catherine Hunt (Bristol University) 'The public, the private and the
wearing of gloves.'

14.40-15.00 Coffee

15.00-16.20 Third Session

Panel 5: Manuscript and Print Cultures (chaired by Edward Smith)

Simon Jackson (University of Cambridge) ''Of the composition of mee
Herbert of Cherbury': the 'private' musical practices of Edward, First
Lord Herbert of Cherbury.'

Michael Hetherington (University of Cambridge) 'Talking cobblers:
natural reason, common sense, and the public audience for poetry in
the 1580s and 1590s.'

Emily O'Brien (Trinity College Dublin) ''Published in the world':
privacy and publicity in early modern murder narratives.'

Panel 6: Faith and Religion (chaired by Victoria Van Hyning)

Christian Schneider (Durham University) 'Peace, piety and public
opinion - promotion of the papacy in the reign of Pope Clement VIII

Chris Langley (University of Aberdeen) ''Using faithfulnes, painfulnes
& dilligence': implementing domestic reformation in Scotland,

Cassie Gorman (University of Cambridge) 'Thomas Traherne and the
individual, intuitive understanding of 'ALL THINGS'.'

16.20-16.45 Coffee

16.45-17.30 Keynote address: Professor Steven W. May (University of
Sheffield) 'Verse Libel, Fable, and the Fall of Essex.'

17.30-18.00 Drinks. Speakers and guests are invited to join us for
supper at a local restaurant; to book a place please let us know by
e-mail when registering (supper not included in the registration fee).

Venue: Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY

Time: 10.00 registration for 10.45 start. Close 17.30

Registration: £10 (SRS members: £5)

To book a place at this event please contact Jessica Edmondes
( or

Claire Bryony Williams ( by 31 August 2011.


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