Conference Schedule

Friday, February 22 | Loma Pelona:

Opening Remarks 1:00-1:15

Panel 1 1:15-2:30 Mapping Early Modern Worlds

Moderator, Kristen McCants (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Katie Bank (Newberry Library), ‘These things seem wondrous, yet more wondrous I’: The Principal Navigations and ‘Thule, the period of cosmographie’
Grayson Chong (University of Toronto), “Worlds of Plantations: Early Modern Economic Maps of the Caribbean”
Sarah Friedman (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “World-Building and the Unruly Female Body in Tamburlaine I and II”

Coffee Break 2:30-2:45

KEYNOTE  2:45-4:15

Introduction, Abdulhamit Arvas (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Daniel O’Quinn
“Making Worlds from that Void Place: The Treaty Karlowitz and the Spectacle of Mediation”

Coffee Break 4:15-4:30

Panel 2 4:30-5:45 Creating Worlds in Theater

Moderator, Katie Adkison (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Ruth Hellier-Tinoco (University of California, Santa Barbara), “The Indian Queen as Pre-New World Theatricalization in Old World London: Late Seventeenth-Century Exemplifications in John Dryden’s Play and Henry Purcell’s Opera”
Megan Fox (University of Toronto), “I pitied thee, Took pains to make thee speak”: Miranda, Footnotes, and the Editorial History of The Tempest
JF Bernard (Champlain College), “‘The stages of our story’: The Viral Communities of Shakespeare’s Theater”

Dinner, 5:45 Casa Blanca


Saturday, February 23 | McCune:

Breakfast 8:00-9:00

Opening Remarks 9:00-9:15

Panel 3  9:15-10:45 Between Worlds

Moderator, Nicole Stark (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Daniel Vitkus (University of California, San Diego), “The Oceanic Turn in Early Modernity: Voyage Narratives and the Global Renaissance”
Seth Swanner (Northwestern University),“The declining of the light”: Ending the World in Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan and Leonard Willan’s Orgula
Mayra Cortes (University of California, San Diego), Flying to ‘New Worlds’ in Francis Godwin’s The Man in the Moone

Coffee Break 10:45-11:00

Panel 4 11:00-12:30 Frames of Mind

Moderator, Anita Raychawdhuri (University of California, Santa Barbara)
J.K. Barret (University of Texas at Austin), “Iago’s Iterance; Or, Habits of World Making”
Jessica Zisa (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Utopia for Whom? Making and Resisting Western-centric Hermeneutics in Thomas More’s Utopia”
Amber Bird (Brigham Young University), “On Doubt: Margaret Cavendish’s Religious Skepticism and Philosophical Faith to Belief”
Charles Gunn (University of California, Irvine), “Philosophical Transactions and the Periodic Progress of the Periodical”

Lunch 12:30-1:30

KEYNOTE 1:30-3:00

Introduction, Bernadette Andrea (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Su Fang Ng
“Alexander and Fictions of Worldmaking from Britain to Southeast Asia”

Coffee Break 3:00-3:15

Panel 5 3:15-4:45 Global Writing

Moderator, Jeremy Chow (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Giorgina Paiella (University of California, Santa Barbara), “The Skill to Strike Out a New Path”: Mapping Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s The Turkish Embassy Letters
Nicole Stark (University of California, Santa Barbara), “These would be most blessed people on earth”: Religion as Race in A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
Reem Taha (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Denial of Coevalness in the Colonial Discourse of Columbus and Las Casas
Amanda Leong (University of California, Merced),“The Princess Remembers: Representing the early-modern East through the Humayunnama

Closing Remarks and Wine Reception, 4:45

University of California at Santa Barbara | Department of English | South Hall 2510
Director: Bernadette Andrea | Graduate Fellow: Unita Ahdifard
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