The 6th Annual Conference of the Early Modern

University of King’s College, K’jipuktuk (Halifax), NS
January 26-27, 2018

Students in the Early Modern Studies Programme will present a conference on their work. Lauren Beck will provide the keynote lecture, entitled “Indigenous Representations of Europeans in the Sixteenth-Century Spanish Atlantic.

Conference Schedule

Friday, Jan. 26

Keynote Address — 7:30 p.m.  — KTS Lecture Hall (Red Room)

Dr. Lauren Beck, Canadian Research Chair in Intercultural Encounter, Mount Allison University — Indigenous Representations of Europeans in the Sixteenth-Century Spanish Atlantic

Rob LeBlanc, Doctoral candidate, Social & Political Thought, York University – Respondent

A reception will follow in the Wilson Room.

Saturday, Jan. 27

Arrival at King’s — 9-9:30 a.m.— Wilson Room.
Coffee, tea, and muffins will be served

Introductory remarks — 9:30-9:45 a.m.— KTS Lecture Hall (Red Room)

Panel: Determining the Self — 9:45-10:35  a.m.
(Chris Tully – Moderator)

  • Verity Thomson – Baptism and Blood: Martin Luther and Menno Simons on the theology of rebirth
  • Beth Hawco – Be Who You Wanna Be, R.E.M.B.R.A.N.D.T
  • Daniel Whitten – Challenging Burke’s Constitutional Change in Ireland as an Effective Answer to the French Revolution

Break — 10:35-10:50 a.m.

Panel: Representing Bodies — 10:50-11:40 a.m.
(Clare Sully-Stendahl – Moderator)

  • Megan Krempa – The Role of Nature in Piero della Francesca’s The Resurrection
  • Keenan Livingstone – Purposeful Protrayals of Plants & People: Exploring the Use of Images in the Works of Vesalius and Fuchs
  • Shannon Stride – Reframing Fear as Desire: Sexualized Violence in Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Correggio’s Jupiter and Io

Lunch — 11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. — Prince Hall
Lunch tickets will be available for conference participants and on a first-come, first-serve basis for attendees

Panel: Applications of Philosophy — 12:40-1:30 p.m.
(Graham O’Brien – Moderator)

  • Max Auwaeter – Kant & Drinking
  • Ata Zargarof – The Meaning of Freedom in Pico della Mirandola
  • Katy Weatherly – Rational Dualism and Embodied Philosophy in the Letters of Elizabeth and Descartes

Break — 1:30-1:45 p.m.

Panel: Romantic-ish-ism — 1:45-2:35 p.m. — KTS Lecture Hall (Red Room)
(Layla Gibson – Moderator)

  • Ben Kooner – Shame and Freedom in Julie, or The New Héloïse by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Beatrice Glickman – “The still cave of the witch of Poesy”: The Sublime and Creative Imagination in Shelley’s “Mont Blanc”
  • Hannah Sparwasser Soroka – Schiller and Hegel Walk into an Art Gallery

Break — 2:35-2:50 p.m.

Panel: Sex in its Context — 2:50-3:40 p.m. — KTS Lecture Hall (Red Room)
(Zoë Sherwin – Moderator)

  • Lea Paas-Lange – Milton’s Use of Religious Sublime in Paradise Lost
  • Charlie Hook – Jane Sharp: The Midwife as a Physician
  • Sam Gleave Riemann – Dignity Within Difference: The Moral Weight of the Genital Organs in Montaigne’s Essays

Break — 3:40-4 p.m.

Alumna Address by Evany Rosen — 4-5 p.m. — KTS Lecture Hall (Red Room)

Break — 5-5:30 p.m.

Supper — 5:30-7 p.m.— Board Room

Celebration — 7:-11:30 p.m. — Senior Common Room