EMREM Symposium Programme

For details on how to register for the symposium (registration is required for all attendees) and any other organisational details, please see the post below this one.

Friday 16th March 2012
Westmere House, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2TT

10:00               Registration and refreshments

11:00               Welcome address

11:15-12:45     First panel: ‘Challenging Women’
Matthew D Jackson (University of Warwick)
“Come all ye tribes of hostises’: representations and realities of the female publican in Early Modern England’
Leah Edge (Bangor University)
“Lewd, Idle, Froward, and Unconstant Women’: Joseph Swetnam and the controversy about women in the Early Modern Period’
Alexandra Murray (University of Kent)
‘Mary Frith or Moll Cutpurse: the threatening and fascinating body of the masculinely trousered whore’

12:45-13:30     Lunch

13:30-15:00     Second panel: ‘(Miss)representation’
Emma Jane Thomas (University of Glasgow)
‘Both ‘faithful daughter’ and the ‘friend to the wicked’: Queen Brunhild and the destruction of memory’
Catherine Hunt (University of Bristol)
‘Mary Magdalene’s gloves: the attribute of sinner or saint?’
Judith Allan (University of Birmingham)
‘Neither ‘virgin’ nor ‘whore’: Simonetta Cattaneo Vespucci in Angelo Poliziano’s Stanze per la giostra’

15:00-15:30     Refreshments

15:30-17:00     Third panel: ‘Moulding Masculinity’
Rhian McLaughlin (University of York)
‘Villainous violence or heroic homicide: the complexity of violence in late-medieval England’
Emily Hansen (University of York)
‘‘Religion, learning, and good manners’: Virtuous behaviour in the Early Modern Grammar School Curriculum’
Matt Williamson (Kings College London)
‘Masterless men and apprentices: heroes and villains for the early modern theatre, 1590-1610’

17:00-19:00     Wine Reception

20:00               Conference Dinner
Saturday 17th March
Arts Building, Edgbaston Campus, Birmingham, B15 2TT

11:00               Registration and refreshments (1st Floor Senior Common Room)

11:30               Welcome address (Lecture Room 4)

11:45-13:15     Fourth panel: ‘Constructing Character’
Helen Coy (University of Birmingham)
‘How heroes shape identities: the significance of Charlemagne and the Franks in the construction of a crusader group identity’
Khalid Mahmood (University of Birmingham)
‘Celebrating ‘the heroic’ and demonising ‘the villainous’ in the corpora of Chaucer, Spencer and Shakespeare: a multi-paradigmatic study’
Paul Lutton (Queen’s University Belfast)
‘The traitor in Early Modern discourse’

13:15-14:00     Lunch

14:00-15:30     Fifth panel: ‘Whorish Discourse’
Monica Merlin (University of Oxford)
‘Ma Shouzhen (1548-1604): a famous Chinese whore’
Jamie Page (University of St Andrews)
‘Gendered invective: women’s legal responses to the insult ‘whore’ in fourteenth-century Zurich’
In-Hwan Doh (University of Birmingham)
‘The honest whore: patriarchal capitalism as a gendered discourse on Bellafront’s prostitution’

15:30-16:00     Refreshments

16:00-17:30     Sixth panel: ‘(Im)piety’
Diane Heath (University of Kent)
‘Mermaids and unicorn-catchers: the whores and virgins of the medieval Latin bestiary’
Daria Rose Foner (University of Cambridge)
‘Fashioning renaissance womanhood: Saint Catherine of Alexandria’
Naomi Wood (University of Warwick)
‘Unruly women and ‘brazen whore[s]’: controlling female piety within the Quaker and non-Quaker communities, c. 1650‒c.1750’

17:30               Conference close

19:30               Performance of Playhouse Creatures
George Cadbury Hall, 998 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6LG


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