Registration open for ‘Sensing the Early Modern’ Conference‏, Birkbeck 20 February 2016

Please find the programme for our annual Birkbeck Early Modern Society conference below.
If you wish to attend the conference then please complete the registration form HERE
There is no charge to attend the conference.You do not have to be a current member to attend but if you would like to join the Early Modern Society this would help us greatly.

Sensing the Early Modern
Birkbeck Early Modern Society Student Conference, 20 February 2016
Birkbeck, Malet Street, Room B35

11.15 – 11.45 Registration

11.45 – Welcome from Sue Jones, President, Birkbeck Early Modern Society

11.45 – 1.15 Panel 1: Literary Senses
a. Sensing Renaissance Metre
Robert Stagg, PhD Candidate (third year), University of Southampton

b. ‘A pleasing dream, that mockes the mind with silken thoughts’: the pleasures and pains of early modern reading
Emily Buffey, PhD Candidate in English Literature, University of Birmingham

c. ‘All eyes and no sight’ – Visual Uncertainty in Shakespeare
Shani Bans, PhD candidate in English, University College London

1.15 – 2.00 Lunch break – lunch will not be provided but tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. We can provide details of nearby places to buy food.

2.00 – 3.30 Panel 2: Senses of Place

a. ‘Wealthy Sherewode Was Our Heritage’: Sensing the Forest in Early Modern Folklore
Jennifer Reid, MPhil/PhD candidate in English Literature, Birkbeck College

b. Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel: Aristocrat and Art Collector
Torben Lund, MA Renaissance Studies, Birkbeck College

c. The Porch Watch: Sensing Spirits on St. Mark’s Eve
Christeen Abee, MA Renaissance Studies, Birkbeck College

3.30 – 4.00 Tea break

4.00 – 5.30 Panel 3: Senses of Time
a. The Materiality of Mourning: Grieving Love in the Seventeenth-Century
Sarah Ann Robin, PhD candidate in History, Lancaster University
b. Finding the Past by Following the Nose
Joanna Ferris, MA Early Modern History, Birkbeck College
c.“Renew, O Lord, in me a constant sprite”: Temporality and music in early modern psalms
Catherine Evans, PhD candidate in English Literature, University of Sheffield
5.30 – Closing remarks from Sue Jones, followed by drinks

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