Vice & Virtue in the Early Modern Period: Our 7th Student Conference

We are delighted to announce our student conference on the theme of Vice and Virtue in the Early Modern period which will take place on 15 February 2014.

Our conference programme is below.

The conference is free of charge and open to all. It is essential to register so we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes.

Please register using this link to this simple online form. You can use this form to register yourself and any guests.

Please note that the conference venue is still to be confirmed.

Birkbeck Early Modern Society 7th  Student Conference, 15 February 2014 : Vice and Virtue in the Early Modern Period

1.00-1.30 Registration and welcome

1.30-3.00 Panel 1: Vice or Virtue?

• Anita Butler, Letting the Serpent in? A reappraissal of the strawberry as a symbol of virtue/vice in Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’.

• Rebecca Clossick, ‘To wonder at unlawful things’: The Crime of Scholar in Elizabethan England.

• Claire Labarbe, Beyond Vice and Virtue: Moral Contradictions in Seventeenth-Century London ‘Characters’.

3.00-3.30 Tea and cakes

3.30-5.00 Panel 2: Establishing Virtue

• Lisa Gardner, Youth and Martyrdom in Marian England- A Model of Virtue and Manhood?

• Catrin Griffiths, ‘Our Virtuous Lovers’: Duty, desire and decorum in Roger Boyle’s “Parthenissa” (1651).

• Sarah Birt, ‘Vice & Virtue: Reputations of Working Women in Early Modern London’.

5.00-6.00 Closing response followed by drinks

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