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2017 CEMS RSA Panels

RSA Conference 2017 Chicago, 30 March–1 April 2017

 

 

Center for Early Modern Studies Panels and Roundtable Organized by Ullrich Langer

 

 

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:30 to 10:00am Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Burnham 4

Styling Early Modern Disability

10:30am to 12:00pm Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Burnham 4

The Early Modern Public Sphere Revisited: Consensus Politics as Usual?

Friday, March 31, 2017

3:30 to 5:00pm Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Clark 5

Early Modern Anglo-Spanish Relations: Cultural Translation, Representation, and Conflict

 

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017
1:30 to 3:00pm Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Sandburg 4

Roundtable: Movement in Renaissance Literature: Exploring Kinesic Intelligence

3:30 to 5:00pm Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Sandburg 4

Reproach, Disagreement, Resistance in Literary Fictions

 

 

Panels:

Styling Early Modern Disability

Thu, March 30, 8:30 to 10:00am, Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Burnham 4

Chair: Penelope Meyers Usher, New York University Respondent: Emily Loney, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Disability, Authenticity, and Masculinity in Ben Jonson’s Humours Comedies - James M. Bromley, Miami University

Representing Renaissance Queer Crips - Allison Hobgood, Willamette University

Monstrous Memes: Hermaphrodites, Conjoined Twins, and the Unnatural Narratology of the Wonder Book - Elizabeth Bearden, University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Early Modern Public Sphere Revisited: Consensus Politics as Usual?

 

 

Thu, March 30, 10:30am to 12:00pm, Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Burnham 4 Chair: Paul Anthony Stevens, University of Toronto

Catholic Polemic and the Limits of Consensus in Post-Reformation England - Victor Lenthe, University of Wisconsin–Madison

The Idolatry of Consensus - Ethan John Guagliardo, Boaziçi University

Poetry and the Pursuit of Consensus in Early Modern England: Skelton, Spenser, Milton - Jason Peters, University of Toronto

Early Modern Anglo-Spanish Relations: Cultural Translation, Representation, and Conflict


Fri, March 31, 3:30 to 5:00pm, Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Clark 5

Chair: Mercedes Alcalá Galán, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Ingrate Harpy or Fairy Godmother? Elizabeth Tudor Imagined by Lope de Vega and Cervantes – Deborah Forteza, University of Notre Dame

Philip II and Mary Tudor: A Window into the Early Modern Anglo-Spanish Relationship - Kelsey Ihinger, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Hispanic Worlds in the English Renaissance - Alexander Samson, University College London

A State Matter and a Conflict for the Soul: Ribera’s Views against Peace with England - Ernesto Eduardo Oyarbide, Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Reproach, Disagreement, Resistance in Literary Fictions

 

 

Sat, April 1, 3:30 to 5:00pm, Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Sandburg 4 Chair: Cathy Yandell, Carleton College

"Brulé de mon amour, enchanté de mes yeux": Billard’s Polyxène and the End of War - Anna Rosensweig, University of Rochester

Reproach and Remonstrance in Romance: the Trésor des Amadis - Anne Theobald, Hillsdale College

Political and Affective Disagreement in Rabelais’s Fictional Worlds - Ullrich Langer, University of Wisconsin–Madison

 

 

Roundtable:
Movement in Renaissance Literature: Exploring Kinesic Intelligence

Sat, April 1, 1:30 to 3:00pm, Palmer House Hilton, Seventh Floor, Sandburg 4

Abstract: The roundtable will explore how writers and readers of Renaissance literature deployed 'kinesic intelligence', a varying combination of pre-reflective bodily response and reflective interpretation, of thinking fast and slow. We will discuss how embodied cognition, historical context, and literary style interact to generate and shape responses to texts. We are interested in how the linguistic ingenuity characteristic of Renaissance humanism set bodies in motion in complex and paradoxical ways, so that writers engaged anew with the embodied grounding of language, and readers were prompted to deploy considerable sensorimotor attunement. The roundtable stems from an ongoing collaboration which has produced a book of the same name (forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan, eds Banks and Chesters), and will begin with interventions by contributors to the book, before opening out into more general discussion. Examples will be drawn from well-known authors (Rabelais and lyric poets).

Chair: Timothy Chesters, Clare College, University of Cambridge

Discussants:
Dominique Brancher, Universität Basel
Timothy Chesters, Clare College, University of Cambridge Ullrich Langer, University of Wisconsin-Madison