The Early Modern Center presents
University of California, Santa Barbara
February 22-23, 2019
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara is excited to announce our annual conference, “World-Making, 1500-1800,” to be held on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: Su Fang Ng (Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor and Associate Professor of English, Virginia Tech) and Daniel O’Quinn (Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph).
“Worldmaking, 1500-1800” will explore the ways in which worlds–large and small, local and global, conjectural and experiential–were conceived and created in early modern England. We invite conversations that address and interrogate the concept of “world” broadly construed, as well as conversations that attend to the “making” of worlds in social, institutional, and political frames and by and through various media. How is a world –or the world–represented, portrayed, and evoked? How do such representations, portrayals, and evocations create worlds? What are the possible interactions between fictive world-making and lived experiences of the world?
“World-Making 1500-1800” is free and open to the public, and will be held on Friday, February 22nd in UCSB’s Loma Pelona Center and on Saturday, February 23rd in UCSB’s McCune Conference Room in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center.