The Early Modern Studies Society presents

The Fourth Annual Conference of the Early Modern

Dr. Krista Kesselring (Dept of History, Dalhousie) will deliver the keynote lecture: “‘That Saucie Paradox’: The Politics of Duelling in Early Modern England.” Friday, March 4 at 7:30 in the KTS Lecture Hall, with a reception to follow.

Yolana Wassersug (BAH ’08) will deliver Saturday’s “Alumna Lecture”: “Misquotation and Meme: Shakespeare on Social Media.” Saturday, March 5 at 3:30 pm in the KTS Lecture Hall.

There will be three panels of student papers presented on Saturday.

The students have also organized an Early Modern concert: flautist Claire Ahern and violinist Shari Clarke will perform Baroque, classical and early romantic selections. The concert will be held on Saturday, March 5 at 8:15 in the King’s Chapel. It is free and open to the public.


Friday, March 4 Opening reception. Wine and cheese (I.D. required)
Wilson Common Room
7:15pm Opening reception. Wine and cheese (I.D. required)
Wilson Common Room
7:30pm Keynote Lecture: Krista Kesselring, “‘That Saucie Paradox’: The Politics of Duelling in Early Modern England.”
Red Room/KTS Lecture Hall
Post-Keynote Reception Part II (I.D. required)
Wilson Common Room
Saturday, March 5
9:30am Tea and coffee reception.
Wilson Common Room
10:00am-12:00pm – Red Room Panel 1: The Role of the Arist
Sam Krueger ‘Bronzino as Painter and Poet’
Rach Klein ‘Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: Representations of Witchcraft in Early Modern Printmaking’
Ellen Jamieson ‘Doubled Lines, Doubled Lovers: An Aural Examination of Concord and Discord in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Regine Tiu ‘Botticelli’s Depiction of Love in Venus and Mars, Primavera, and the Birth of Venus’
Hannah Sparwasser Soroka ‘Upon Some Illustrations of Dali: How Does Dali Visually Depict Women, Given Montaigne’s Depiction of Women in ‘Upon Some ‘re Verses of Virgil” ‘
Rachel Moore ‘Cohesion and Immersion in Pontormo’s Capponi Chapel’
Katy Weatherly ‘Transformation and Concealment in Bronzino’s Pygmalion and Galatea’
12:00pm Complimentary Sodexo lunch for panelists and presenters.
Prince Hall 
1:00pm-3:00pm – Seminar Room Panel 2: Order and Education
Jake Clancey-Edwards ‘Nova Scotia’s Perplexing Loyalism: Eminent Loyalty or a Fault Line of Eirpire?’
Scott Cooper ‘Freedom on the Grounds of Sexual Complementarity for Adam and Eve in Milton’s Paradise Lost’
Clara McGaughey ‘John Locke, Second Treatise: A Feminist Critique’
Angela Capobianco ‘The Political Order in Machiavelli’s The Prince’
Kayleigh Shield ‘Dangerous Liaisons: Consequences and Marriage’
Kate Frank ‘Women’s Education, the Reformation, and “The Difftcultie of Attaining Lore”‘
Theresa Powell ‘The Power of Print?: Royal Entry Pamphlets and the Question of Propaganda’
Simultaneously 1:00pm-3:00pm – Frazee Room Panel 3: New Religions, Vanities, Drugs, and Cruelties
Alex Rose ‘Diderot’s Determinism: From God to Goatmen’
Sarah Toye ‘”No Body was More Forward or Courageous Than She”: The Depiction of Anne Bonny, Mary Read and Violence in A General History of the Pyrates’
Colleen Earle ‘Survey of Beer and Sailing Misconceptions of the Use and Abuse of Alcohol on the High Seas in the 18th and 19th Century’
Clare Barrowman ‘Moi Qui Vous Parle: The Vanity of Narration in Vanity Fair ‘
Meg Shields ‘The Anabaptist Kingdom’
Jen Hall ‘”That Newfangled, Abominable, Heathenish Liquor Called Coffee”: Thc Filtration of Coffee into English Society in the Early Modem Period’
Evangeline Freedman ‘Cruel Intentions: Montaigne on Privilege’
3:30pm Featured Lecture: Yolana Wassersug, “Misquotation and Meme: Shakespeare on Social Media”
KTS Lecture Hall
5:30pm Complimentary boardroom dinner for panelists, presenters, and various pals. Featuring surprise Early Modern entertainment
King’s Boardroom
8:15pm Early Modern concert: flautist Claire Ahern and violinist Shari Clarke. Baroque, classical, & early romantic selections. Public, free admission
King’s Chapel
following the concert Reception with wine and cheese. Bring a friend (I.D. required)
Senior Common Room