Conversation, Materiality and Early Modernization Globalization

UBC, McGill and SFU Early Modern Symposium.

Session I

Time:  9:30 am – 11:00 am
Title:   Interiority & Exteriority: Social Identity and the Body Politic

Speakers:

Christopher Gaudet – English, University of British Columbia – “Conversion and Interiority in
Robert Southwell”

Anuradha Gobin – Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University – “Picturing the Body’s Interior: Materiality, Criminality and Public Anatomies in the Early Modern Dutch Republic”

Tomasz Grusiecki – Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University – “The Transcultural Body Politic: Portraits of the Impostor Imperial Couple Dmitri I and Maryna Miniszech”

Session II

Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Title:   Agency of the Object: Constructing Cultural and Global Networks

Speakers:

Ivana Horacek – Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, University of British Columbia – “The Metamorphosis of Representation: Conflicting Materials and Gifts Through Time”

William Owen – English, Simon Fraser University – “Shopping with Protestants: Commodities, Consumption and the Occultation of work in ‘Knight of the Burning Pestle’”

Heather Muckart – Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, University of British Columbia – “The Herōologia anglica and the Dutch-English Protestant Print Network”

Annette Stenning – English, Simon Fraser University – “Globalization, Grapes and the Problem of corpus naturale in Doctor Faustus”

Session III

Time:  2:30 – 4:00
Title:  Shifting Epistemologies: The Immaterial and the Foreign

Speakers:

Michael Coughlin – Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, University of British Columbia – “The History of Science at a Crossroads: Daniele Barbaro between Totality and Infinity”

David Mitchell – Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University – “The Sculptor
Condemned: Antoine Benoist and Nadji Mustapha Aga”

Danijela Zutic – Art History, Visual Art, and Theory, University of British Columbia – “Skin
Metamorphosis and Inigo Jones’ Masquer: A Daughter of Niger”

Reception 6 to 7pm.