Students in the Early Modern Studies Program will present a conference on their work, January 18-19 at the University of King’s College.

Conference Schedule

(all presentations take place in the KTS Lecture Room, 2nd floor, New Academic Building)

Friday, January 18

Saturday, January 19

  • 10 a.m. – Opening Remarks
  • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. – Panel 1: The Way we Look at Things:
    • Lea Paas-Lang: Sublimity in Systematizations: Cozens, Buffon, and 18th Aesthetics of the Natural World.
    • Apolonnia Perri: Leonardo’s Optic: Investigating the Visual Experience of Nature and Her Beauty.
    • Emma Grisdale: The Ethical Defects of Daphne Fleeing From Apollo.
  • 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. – Break
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Panel 2: Gender & Women in Early Modernity
    • Leela Shamas: Power in Teresa of Ávila’s Interior Castle.
    • Shannon Stride: Girl Power Shakespeare: The Construction of Gender Roles in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and Gil Junger’s 10 Things I Hate About You
    • Evangeline Freedman: They See and Listen to These Women Every Day: Venetian Women Writers on the Querelle des Femmes circa 1600
  • 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Panel 3: Accusations of Misuse
    • Charlotte Hook: “Guilt, therefore, I do not acknowledge”: De Quincey’s Agency
    • Graham O’Brien: [Title TBA]
    • Max Auwaerter: On Hobbes’s Criticism of Language in the Works of Aristotle and the Scholastics
  • 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. – Break
  • 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. – Panel 4: Friendship and Flowers
    • Katy Weatherley: Women Botanists, Wildflowers, and Racial Images in the English Garden
    • Caleb Sher: Philosophical Friendship and Philosophical Practice
  • 3:30 – 3:45 p.m. – Break
  • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Alumni lecture: Chris Rice, PhD Candidate, McGill University:  La Rochefoucauld and Mandeville on Hypocrisy and the Problem of Moral Self-Knowledge
  • 7 p.m. – Reception (Senior Common Room)