Students in the Early Modern Studies Program will present a conference on their work, January 18-19 at the University of King’s College.
(all presentations take place in the KTS Lecture Room, 2nd floor, New Academic Building)
Friday, January 18
- 7:30 p.m. – Keynote lecture: Prof. Marguerite Deslauriers, McGill University, Patriarchy as Tyranny in Seventeenth-Century Venice
- Reception to follow in the Senior Common Room
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)